Ongoing conflicts and fighting have gripped South Sudan, forcing more than 1.5 million at-risk people to flee from their homes.
The International Salvation Army, including the Canada and Bermuda Territory, is responding to the plight of refugees seeking safety in nearby Uganda.
It is estimated that more than 550,000 registered refugees have fled the war-torn country since December 2013 with 100,000 arriving in Uganda between March and May 2014.
The situation in Uganda changes day by day as new refugees arrive from Sudan without even the most basic of possessions—including clothing. To alleviate challenges faced by the refugees, The Salvation Army is providing clean water, mattresses, basic food supplies, cooking equipment and kitchen essentials to approximately 800 families at Ailo Camp.
The Salvation Army has had a presence in Uganda since 1931 working hand-in-hand with communities to address ever-changing needs of the poor and vulnerable.
As the conflict that has engulfed the world’s youngest nation continues to escalate, The Salvation Army is committed to providing critical assistance, hope and dignity, to those whose lives have been displaced to the point of tragedy.
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