HART has previously assisted the Diocese of Wau with emergency relief and micro-credit for returnees from Abyei, Sudan. Currently our support focuses on their educational and emergency relief work for those internally displaced by conflict in South Sudan.
The Diocese of Wau covers two states in South Sudan, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap State, with an approximate area of 125,000 km2 and an estimated population of 1.3 million. They undertake a broad range of humanitarian and development programmes and are heavily involved in campaigns for peace across the area, including the Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation, of which Wau’s Bishop Moses Deng is the local chair.
The outbreak of conflict in South Sudan forced many people to flee into the area, particularly from neighbouring Unity State. With a severe humanitarian emergency unfolding across the country, and millions in need of relief, little external assistance was reaching this area. Local communities and organisations rallied to support the new arrivals.
The Diocese of Wau delivered food assistance and mosquito nets to 3000 IDPs living in Man-Angui camp, with support from HART. The chairwoman of the IDP camp, Alueldit, said: “I would love to convey my sincere appreciation to the ECSSS Diocese of Wau in particular; its donors, friends and partners in general for their continual support and good wishes to see that IDPS are fully supported and firmly stood up for.” We continue to seek further support for their work.
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