The Episcopal Church of South Sudan has a presence in all areas of the country and is therefore well placed to ensure donations get to those who need them most at the time they need them.
During the Covid-19 pandemic our presence around the country enables us to reinforce vital messaging, from the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health, regarding awareness and prevention, and assist with humanitarian support – in the way of actual foodstuffs or cash transfers to the most vulnerable households.
Covid-19 is present at community levels throughout South Sudan. Positive cases have been confirmed in the Internal Provinces of Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Upper Nile and Central Equatoria, the church has already lost members to the virus. Testing is limited throughout the country and therefore it is considered that many cases are left unconfirmed – the population are used to suffering from malaria and typhoid and the symptoms of both can be mistaken for coronavirus – thus not all possible cases are flagged to Ministry of Health. There is an increase in unplanned pregnancies as schools are closed due to the pandemic and gender based violence has also increased.
Any funds raised directly will be used by The Episcopal Church of South Sudan to increase efforts in Covid-19 awareness and prevention measures including via established radio, TV and social media channels, providing practical support – supplying WASH facilities, materials to make preventative facemasks, broadcasting Sunday services so that those unable to attend church can still hear the word of God, and helping the most vulnerable with support by way of foodstuffs or small cash transfers.
During the Covid-19 pandemic we recognise that the needs are great around the world and everyone is facing difficulties. If you wish, and are able, to make a donation to the work of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan please contact us for our bank details or click here to be taken to our JustGiving page.
We are thankful to our friends and partners around the world for their generosity in giving which enables us to fulfil the Call in our Province.