Please Pray: 3,000 in great humanitarian need after fleeing violence

Over 3,000 people, mainly women and children, have been internally displaced in Yei County, South Sudan, and are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Violence broke out in Ombasi Payam in mid March, forcing hundreds to flee and take shelter in the Cathedral compound in Yei.

After suffering violence and fleeing through the bush, these internally displaced people (IDPs) are in desperate need of food and essential supplies.

Anglican International Development has responded to an urgent call for help by giving funds meet needs in the lull before major aid agencies can bring more substantial assistance. This money has just arrived, supplies have been bought and tomorrow (1st April) enough cassava flour, beans, rice, cooking oil and fuel will be distributed to feed all of the people in the compound for one day. AID is working with a partner organisation who will supply food for the next day, whilst also working on longer-term provision.

Please Pray

Please join us in praying that the Lord will meet the daily needs of those sheltering in the church compound and be a source of refuge and comfort to them. We also pray for long-term peace and security, particularly as the threat of famine looms in the year ahead.

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Psalm 91: 2-4