Support the Oxfam South Sudan Hunger Appeal

What’s happening in Sudan

The conflict that broke out in South Sudan on 15 December 2013 has left more than 10,000 dead and displaced more than one million people. More than a million people have fled their homes since fighting erupted between different factions of South Sudan’s ruling party last December. Thousands have now died in the conflict that started as a political dispute between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, his sacked deputy, but escalated into ethnic violence.

Right now, hundreds of thousands of people are stranded in basic shelters and without food. Unable to return home and plant their crops, aid agencies are warning of a severe food crisis in the coming months. Months of fighting in South Sudan has prevented farmers from planting or harvesting crops, causing food shortages nationwide.

Last month, South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, topped the list of fragile states in this year’s index released by The Fund for Peace, a leading US-based research institute.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam have scaled up their work across South Sudan in response to the crisis.

“With the arrival of the wet season, we face additional challenges including the response to a severe cholera outbreak in Juba, and a lack of infrastructure to transport supplies.” – Oxfam

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in the Sydney greater metropolitan area and Hunter Central Coast of N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Your donation can work towards helping the people of South Sudan during this crisis.

 

  • $85 is enough to provide five families with hygiene kits, helping to protect them from disease
  • $152 gives six people the money they need to buy food and other essentials for the next three months
  • $274 provides clean, safe drinking water for six families, by building or repairing water sources

Support Oxfam and donate now:

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/south-sudan-hunger-appeal

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