ABOUT

ABOUT

 

Welcome, we are the Sudan Relief Fund.

The 2.2 million people who have perished as the direct result of a campaign of genocide against South Sudan’s Christian and non -Muslim population- a death toll greater than all the victims in Bosnia, Kosovo and Rwanda combined.

Without hesitation that the President Bashir’s government has bombed churches, schools, hospitals and refugee centers. For over 20 years, the Catholc Church has provided the people with the basics needed to preserve life and to find Christ.

The regime has tortured and killed its own citizens including catechists, teachers and priests. I can tell you that the President Bashir’s government supports the selling of Christians and non-Muslims as slaves.

What’s more, I can tell you that millions of our brothers and sister in South Sudan have no homes, and so must find shelter wherever possible under extremely unhealthy conditions. They are in need of clean water, food and basic sanitation.

That is why in 1998 we established the Sudan Relief Fund for the purpose of bringing food, clothing, shelter, medical attention and the Gospel of Christ to the people of South Sudan.

Since then, with the prayers and financial support of faithful people like you,we have made very real progress under the most difficult circumstances imaginable:

  • At the height of the war we dug bore wells wherever and whenever we were able. Today, we’re digging more wells and creating healthful, more permanent sources of life-giving water for the people.
  • We’re bringing much-needed health care to a region that until a few years ago had not known medical care of any kind. We have built a full-scale, 80-bed hospital, “Mother of Mercy,” the first of its kind in my diocese.
  • We’re moving beyond our first makeshift schools to the development of the first full-fledged educational system ever in the diocese. We’re graduating students from our primary schools in ever-greater numbers. And we’re building classrooms and purchasing benches, desks, books and school supplies for the growing numbers of secondary school students in the region.
  • Today, we’re building centers of education and religious formation. Additionally, we’re building basic housing for catechists and teachers, so that they will have clean and safe places to live while doing God’s work in the diocese.

About the Sudan Relief Funds

Having personally witnessed more than 20 years of horrendous religious persecution, enslavement, rape, torture, starvation and murder of the South Sudanese people at the hands of their own government, the Sudan Relief Fund was started for the purpose of bringing food, safe drinking water, clothing, shelter, medical attention and hope to the people of South Sudan.

Since its inception in 1998, the 501 ©(3) nonprofit organization has made significant progress under the most difficult circumstances imaginable – but much work remains to be done.