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About Our Mission
Southern Sudan Mission was created in 2009 in response to a trip to Southern Sudan. Or purpose is to raise awareness of everyday life in the Aweil area of the state of Bahr el Ghazal in Southern Sudan. Southern Sudan Mission is registered with the Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) as a non-governmental relief organization.

Church at Mabok

The people of Southern Sudan won a long civil war with the North based in Khartoum in 2005. A Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed to give the south semi-autonomy to govern its affairs.

Since then reconstruction and development have been underway. It is a huge uphill battle. Politically they are struggling with population counts and legitimate representation in order to hold elections in 2010 and 2011.

Donkey cart with water

Southern Sudan is desperately underdeveloped and the people there are doing what they can to overcome generations of war, famine and disease. Most people are subsistence farmers living on the sorghum (millet) each family grows. They are highly susceptible to the annual vagaries of weather. Most people have no electricity, no clean water, no plumbing, no communications, no roads, and no infrastructure in the way of banking, transportation or sanitation. Education is mostly unavailable as is medical care.

Makeshift housing after
the 2008 floods

 

Every year countless suffer and die from malnutrition, water borne diseases, malaria, cholera, T.B., leprosy and other diseases that are just not heard of or a part of the vocabulary in the modern world. In addition, Southern Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world.

 


We can help them transform their world, one life at a time.

 

 
Map of Sudan