A humanitarian crisis of shocking proportions is currently unfolding in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country. Heydi Foster, CEO at Misean Cara, recently visited refugee camps in Maban County.
Maban is one of the most marginalised and remote areas in South Sudan and home to over 145,000 people living across four sprawling refugee camps. The majority of people came to Maban having fled armed conflict in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states of Sudan. They sought refuge in the newly independent South Sudan, but instead found themselves caught in the midst of a brutal civil war, now in its fifth year.
In this extremely challenging environment, there is a ray of hope. The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) are working to bring some normality to people’s lives through education and psychosocial support services in the refugee camps of Maban County.
Misean Cara provided funding to JRS through the Irish Jesuit Missions to support these projects. Misean Cara supports over 90 member organisations around the world. Our members transform the lives of vulnerable and marginalised communities.
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