Situation In Sudan Is Causing Panic In Aweil
The unfolding political situation that has subjected many to humanitarian
crisis is worrisome.
South Sudanese fleeing Khartoum
According to the foreign minister of
South Sudan, over one million South
Sudanese are trapped in Khartoum,
most of these people were there to look
for jobs, medical services, education
and more. Without government plans
in place for emergency evacuation or
resettlement after escaping war out
of Sudan to the South Sudan border.
Christians are calling for friends of
South Sudan and the fellow Christians
to help flee South Sudan nationals out
of Khartoum, Sudan or by providing
temporary shelters, clothing, food,
medicine, counselling and transport out
of the war to safety zones.
Some of the loved ones who were
seeking medical services from some of
our local churches are trapped along
Pray for the victims and their needs as our team on the ground stand ready to support
the arriving mass of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to border areas of Aweil
(Northern Bahr El Ghazal State) which is one of the most accessible states by road from
They say that the warring parties did not give them a break to begin the peace mediation
- this war can last for months or even years leaving borderline states like Aweil helpless.
The border of Sudan and South Sudan is only open to Aweil. In the past years the border
has been closed for weeks to months subjecting people in Northern Bahr el Ghazal and
neighboring villages to lack of basic living commodities like food and medicine. With this
large-scale political war turned tribal in the north, the South-North Borders are tense,
the trading is not possible. Now we will have to wait for goods to come all the way from
Mombasa Port in Kenya to come into Juba where trucks will travel through bushy and
nearly inaccessible roads to Aweil. Conditions will worsen during the rainy season.
Aweil is currently experiencing an infl ux of refugees from North Sudan. Food and
medicine are urgent needs. The roaming population and those in poor housing attract
infectious diseases like cholera, typhoid, meningitis, skin infection, malaria. The
government has no contingency plan.
We are requesting prayers toward our unfolding situation as our
Christians and communities need food, medicine, clothing and
shelter. Any gift in dollars from all of you
will be used to change a suffering life to
see the mercy of the Lord by His people
to His people.
Yournew To Return To
When Paul and Marilyn Douglass fi rst went to
Khartoum, Sudan, Yournew Wol Kuot Deng was one
of eight men the Sudanese government gave Paul to
learn the mobile workshop.
The workshop had been donated to the Sudanese by IDES
(international Disaster Emergency Service). Yournew was later
baptized and the rest is history as we say. Yournew has had
various government appointments and has served his people
well. Recently, Yournew was removed from his parliamentary
seat and will now be going back to Aweil. He will be serving at
the community level in Aweil with Dr. John and Christians in
churches as he provides mentorship and guidance to young
leaders at church and at community level. SSAM is so happy to
have Yournew back with the mission.
Dr. John and Yournew
Yournew with his people In Malek South Sudan
WHERE WILL SSAM BE?
July 25–30 : Winema Week of Missions, Oregon Coast
August 27 : Central Church of Christ, Gering, NE
September 17 : Northland Christian Church, Kansas City, MO
Please consider allowing SSAM to come to your church
in 2022 to give an update on what is happening with SSAM - please contact us
Sunset over Aweil