Canadian Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius and Communications Officer Amanda Thorsteinsson traveled to South Sudan to visit CFGB member projects responding to the needs of people affected by civil war and hunger. The following is a report from their trip.

Photo: Amanda Thornsteinsson

Photo: Amanda Thornsteinsson

When I hear stories about what people have suffered in South Sudan, it’s easy to lose heart. But then I think about people who inspire me—people like Grace Athiens.

“I am alone,” she says. “I don’t know where my mother and father are. I don’t even know if they are alive.”

When rebel soldiers fighting against the government of South Sudan came to her home in Bor in Jonglei state in the middle of the night, Grace had no time to pack before she fled. A tattered and faded green party dress is the only piece of clothing Grace owns, and it is already growing too small for her.

To read Amanda’s full reflection, visit Canadian Foodgrain Bank’s website.

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PWS&D is responding to severe hunger in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State through an emergency food aid project led by Canadian Foodgrains Bank member ADRA Canada.

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You can make a donation through your church, by mailing a cheque to the PWS&D office, calling us at 1-800-619-7301 ext. 291, or by clicking the donate button. Please mark your donation “South Sudan”

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