Mundri East County is located in Western Equatoria State, South Sudan. Due to recent conflict, over seven thousand people have been displaced in the area and are now living with relatives. The average household size has climbed from 7.6 to 12.4. Households are strained to provide enough food and water.
World Relief provided farming inputs to 1,300 vulnerable people to reduce hunger and improve food security. World Relief then assessed levels of vulnerability to determine who would get what type of support. Community leaders were trained to distribute the seeds and supplies.
Five weeks after the distribution, World Relief followed up to see how crops were doing. Staff members met a man named Daudi Elinai who had brought his family of 13 to live with his grandparents. He struggled to provide enough food for his family members, who live together in two small, grass shelters.
He and his community used the assistance they received and worked together to plant corn and other vegetables so they could feed their families. Though he and his family are displaced by conflict, they have been able to collaborate with their community, live securely and provide for their families.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9 Peacemaking is a Biblically-based, long-term strategy for preventing and addressing man made conflict. It directly addresses the tensions woven into the fabric of societies that often lead to conflict and violence.