Sudan Hunger Aid:

Hope In Action provided high-protein, meal-replacement cereal and vitamins for distribution to medical facilities and to 4,353 children in 13 southern Sudan schools. Recipients of this hunger aid, located in Pibor County near Boma, included refugees from the Darfur region.

Hope In Action also provided cereal and vitamins to displaced Sudanese in refugee camps near the Sudan border in Ethiopia. The cereal contained 37 percent protein plus 24 essential vitamins and minerals. This hunger aid helped ease suffering from severe food shortages and inadequate nutrition. It also helped reduce susceptibility to life-threatening diseases.

Sudan Crisis

Prolonged ethnic conflicts and periodic droughts have disrupted the productivity of subsistence agriculture in Southern Sudan. Northern Sudan is populated largely by Arabic Africans of nomadic descent. Southern Sudan is comprised of at least 500 culturally-diverse tribes of Nubian or Nilotic descent.

Conflict between the North and South over natural resources, including water rights, has resulted in the displacement of southern Sudanese from their land and ability to engage in subsistence agriculture. Conflicts between tribes in southern Sudan and shifting alliances with the government in northern Sudan have exacerbated challenges for the southern Sudanese.

Southern Sudan once produced food for the nation and for export, but now humanitarian aid is essential for survival of displaced Sudanese.

Refugees near Sudan border