South Sudan is Starving
Food is something that many of us take for granted. But that is not the the case for the people of South Sudan.
Recently, we visited a Canadian grocery store where we could buy a one kilogram bag of sugar on sale for $1.59. We were so excited, we bought three bags to take back with us to Kenya. Now imagine going to that same store only days later and discovering that the cost had risen to over $200.00 per bag. That shock only begins to capture the reality facing families in South Sudan.
Compounding the challenges from three years of conflict that has displaced families and ripped apart the nation, the people of the world's youngest country are suffering from chronic food shortages and hyper inflation.
In August, food inflation in South Sudan hit a record high of 850 percent. In some isolated areas, food prices had increased 1,000 percent above prices of five years ago. Today there are approximately 4.3 million people in need of urgent help. South Sudan is starving.
You can read a full report on the situation of South Sudan's food inflation by Clicking Here.
As Canadian Baptists, we are currently mobilizing resources to bring much needed food and emergency relief kits to displaced families living near our partner churches in South Sudan. Getting help to these people is a matter of life and death. Please join us in praying for this emergency relief effort and consider making a donation at cbmin.org or click here to learn more.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and generous support.