South Sudan Now

South Sudan Now

The ELCA is committed to its ongoing work in South Sudan to help cultivate peace and a sustainable future for millions affected by civil war and famine. We are working together with others to deliver immediate famine relief, which forms one of our three focus areas in the region. The other two, sustainable food security and sustained ministry, center around the church’s long-term commitment to the people of South Sudan to build resilient and empowered communities.

No matter where you feel called to give, your generous donation makes a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan.

South Sudan Relief

South Sudan Relief

Right now, more than seven million people need humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. The ELCA is poised to respond to this need. Through our long-standing relationships in the region, we are prepared to accompany communities through food distribution, water and sanitation, and psychosocial support. Your gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response are critical to implementing this work. Together, we can provide life-saving aid to our brothers and sisters in South Sudan when they need it most.

Help us bring hope and healing to our neighbors in need. 
Gifts designated for South Sudan Relief will be used in full (100%) to assist our response.

Lutheran Ministry Center and Clinic South Sudan

Lutheran Community Center and Clinic South Sudan

In November of 2016, we broke ground on a Lutheran center and clinic in Juba, in an area that lacks basic health and education services. The center will be a place for the community to find hope by providing classes, including computer training, and a health clinic – which will be the country’s first and only place for fistula surgery for women and girls. For many South Sudanese adults, this will be their first educational experience.

Join us in this exciting project.
(Choose South Sudan: A New Church for a New Nation in the dropdown below)

South Sudan Food Security, Livelihood & Health

South Sudan Food Security, Livelihood & Health

In efforts to build resilience of communities, we are working through the Lutheran World Federation to enhance food security and improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable households. With support from ELCA World Hunger, community members are increasing food production through development of new agricultural practices and skills, and women and youth are increasing their economic capacity by initiating businesses through savings clubs and small loans.

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(Choose South Sudan Food Security – Health in the dropdown)

Donation Information

Other ways to give

By mail

Make checks payable to
Lutheran Disaster Response.
Write "South Sudan Relief" on your
check's memo line and send to:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

By phone

Call us at 800-638-3522

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