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South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda: Meet Susan

by User Not Found | Jul 15, 2014

Susan with one of the children at her refugee settlement.

Thank you for your incredible generosity to the people of South Sudan. Our teams continue to provide medical care for South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda. Susan is one of the people you are helping.

Susan is twenty-three years old. A little over a month ago, the fighting in her hometown of Boro, South Sudan got to be unbearable. She and her friends had no choice but to flee the violence and leave their lives behind. On the run for five days, they were picked up by a UNHCR vehicle and taken first to a transit center in Juba and then to Adjumani, where they are now. Both of her parents have died, and she is staying with her friends at the refugee camp. There are fifteen people living in the house.

UNHCR has given them one month's supply of food, but they are still living without many basic necessities. She owns almost nothing and sleeps in awful conditions. Susan is helping to care for children in her house. They would go to school, but at 4km away, it's too far to walk.

Says Susan, "One day, God knows, we will be fine." Thank you for helping demonstrate the love of Christ to Susan and people like her who are in desperate need. You are impacting more people than you could ever know. Thank you!

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