As the situation for civilians in South Sudan continues to worsen, PWRDF has sent new grants for relief work in Darfur and within South Sudan itself. More than a million people have fled their homes in the wake of violence in the world’s newest country, finding themselves as internally displaced people within South Sudan or as refugees in surrounding countries.
PWRDF has contributed $35,000 through the ACT Alliance for continuing relief work in Darfur. The year 2014 marks 10 years since the ACT Darfur program was initiated, but the impacts of the conflict continue to affect civilian populations in the region. The ACT program will help More than 586,000 people to have access to food, clean water, sanitation, improved health, education for children, and jobs for adults.
The fighting in South Sudan, which began in Juba in December 2013 and spread to other regions of the country, continues sporadically despite a cessation of hostilities signed in January. This has led to almost a million people being displaced. PWRDF has contributed $20,000 to the ACT program that will provide food and basic goods like cooking tools, bedding and clothing to three thousand households who have fled the violence.
These funds are in addition to the $20,000 that PWRDF announced in January to provide relief to newly arrived refugees at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, bringing the total PWRDF contribution to $75,000.
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