South Sudan: Volunteering with Refugees

South Sudan, one of the newest countries in the world now that it has split from Sudan, continues to suffer new waves of violence, provoking new refugee crises. The northern country of Sudan as well has many displaced people and refugees.

From Wikipedia:

Displaced Sudanese
Total population
approximately 40.2 million[1]
Regions with significant populations
 Sudan 3,200,000 (internally displaced)[2]
 Egypt 29,286[3]
 Chad 304,650[4]
 Kenya 3,449[5]
 Ethiopia 38,214[6]

Displaced South Sudanese

Regions with significant populations
 Sudan 232,000[1]
 Uganda 202,000[2]
 Kenya 57,000[3]
 Ethiopia 230,000[4]
 DRC 12,912[5]

“At least 1.6 million people in South Sudan became internally displaced persons as a result of the South Sudanese Civil War, which began in 2013. As of June 2016, an estimated 725,000 South Sudanese people were refugees in neighboring countries.” (Source)

Here are several places to contact about volunteering abroad to help Sudanese refugees:

Transitions Abroad

International Rescue Committee (assists refugees all over the world)

Samaritan’s Purse

If you’re interested in working with a Christian organization here in the United States, check out Global Frontier Missions’ refugee page HERE.

More than ever, these people need to hear the hope of the gospel! Many South Sudanese are Christians, but they have become discouraged and greatly oppressed. Some are Muslims (although more of the northern Sudanese are Muslims), and others follow tribal religions. All of them need Christ.



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