Despite aid effort, Sudan famine squeezing life from dozens daily. AJIEP, Southern Sudan (CNN) -- This is the destination for thousands of starving Sudanese who journey from areas throughout famine-stricken Bahr al-Ghazal in search of food.
Ajiep is a purgatory -- a campground for more than 7,000 malnourished people, naked or clothed in rags, who await food, or certain death. Some officials estimate at least 12 people a day die from starvation. Other reports have put the estimate at more than 100 deaths a day. Aduta Aboim, her parents and two brothers walked miles to reach Ajiep, but when they arrived on Tuesday at the feeding center run by the international charity Medicins Sans Frontieres, the center was full. Aduta and her entire family perished by Wednesday. The 15-year civil war between the government and southern rebels of the Sudan People's Liberation Army has wrecked the region's limited infrastructure, making it difficult or impossible for millions of dollars in aid to reach the hungry. Measuring up for food Weather worries.
Sudan - HEALTH. Sudan Table of Contents The high incidence of debilitating and sometimes fatal diseases that persisted in the 1980s and had increased dramatically by 1991 reflected difficult ecological conditions and inadequate diets.
The diseases resulting from these conditions were hard to control without substantial capital inputs, a much more adequate health care system, and the education of the population in preventive medicine. By 1991 health care in Sudan had all but disintegrated. The civil war in southern Sudan destroyed virtually all southern medical facilities except those that the SPLA had rebuilt to treat their own wounded and the hospitals in the three major towns controlled by government forces--Malakal, Waw, and Juba.
These facilities were virtually inoperable because of the dearth of the most basic medical supplies. Widespread malnutrition also made the people more vulnerable to the many debilitating and fatal diseases present in Sudan. Custom Search Source: U.S. Humanitarian Relief and Development for Children. EMERGENCY ALERT: Save the Children is deeply concerned about the situation in South Sudan, where approximately 500,000 have been affected by escalating violence.
We are assessing our response to the current crisis, in addition to our existing programs. Read the latest press release Give a Chick Baby chicks grow to produce protein-rich eggs that provide essential nutrients. Excess eggs and additional chicks can be sold in markets to support families. Give a Cow Cows provide protein-rich milk that boosts nutrition. Give a Sheep Sheep supply wool, milk and fertilizer to improve daily life for impoverished families. Educate a Girl For less than 20 cents per day, a girl can receive the books, learning materials and school access needed to learn and thrive. Save the Children's Humanitarian Response The world's youngest country, South Sudan gained indepence just two years ago.
Our Programs Challenges for Children in Southern Sudan Emergency Relief, Independence and Political Crisis Impact and Results. Sudan - Children and Armed Conflict. The information below is based on the 2011 report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council (A/65/820-S/2011/250) issued on 23 April 2011. More information is available in the report. The number of documented cases of child recruitment and use in 2010 decreased compared to 2009; however, the collection of accurate data continued to be seriously hampered by insecurity and fear of reprisals, lack of access to non government controlled areas, and movement restrictions imposed by the Government. In addition, difficulty in recording new splinter groups, unclear lines of command, extremely mobile groups, renewed clashes between Government forces and armed groups, especially in the last quarter of 2010, also contributed to underreporting. Within the three States of Darfur, allegations of abduction of children have substantially declined with fewer cases documented in 2010.
Clean Water Project - Horse Tamer Ministry.org. In mid September 2009 a good friend, Anthony Gonsalez, left on a missionary trip to help 200 orphans in Sudan. Conditions there are very rustic. The orphanage shares a hand pumped well with the community . They stand in line to fill buckets and walk them to 55 gallon drums for their daily supply of water. There is no plumbing or electricity. In an effort to make life more bearable for the orphans and staff, Horse Tamer Ministry has joined hands with them by starting a fund to drill a well (they call it a bore hole) in the orphanage compound and install a water storage tank. Sounds simple? Mail tax deductible contribution checks payable to Horse Tamer Ministry Water Project 1172 S.
Below will be posted an accounting of every cent contributed for this endeavor. 9/3/09 Anonymous donor-$500.00 9/14/09 Anonymous donor-$100.00 Week 3: Fighting an Outbreak Friday, September 11, 2009 Kajo Keji, Sudan The team is still adjusting to life here at the orphanage, especially his way out of Africa now. UNICEF Home.