Being the Hands and Feet of Jesus in Sudan

SUDAN —Samaritan’s Purse is providing food, medical care, and hygiene instruction to refugees in Sudan who have fled their homes due to ongoing violence in their country.

Miriam NgamuSamaritan’s Purse:

When this bomb came, she was just in the house doing her own things and found herself already in the hospital. She did not find part of her leg.


They took me to the hospital. When I come back, the house is destroyed. And people run from one place to another. Even at that time, I don’t know where is my husband.

Collins EnabuSamaritan’s Purse:

We are currently here in Kordofan State, Sudan. The authorities are reporting that there are over 600,000 people who have moved to this place, escaping the fighting. One of the biggest challenges in the camps right now is lack of food.


We have nothing to eat here, so we’re cooking tree leaves.


We need food, we need water, we need medications, we need nutritional supplies for the children.

Elia KaloSamaritan’s Purse:

Patients here come with medical complications due to malnutrition. You may be treating a disease, but still if a patient didn’t have anything to eat, it’s still a challenge because the immune system will be low and if there’s no proper intervention, it will lead to death.


Samaritan’s Purse is responding by distributing food to some of these women and children who have been affected.

Koja OchlemaSamaritan’s Purse:

This season, we have corn which is nice. We also have beans, we have salt and vegetable oil.

We are a strong community; we’re not idle.


A week after we arrived at the camp, I borrowed an axe from the neighbors to gather materials. I built this house in three days.

Abdel OsmanCamp Director:

We are building with this hay, and it’s very tough. We have a lot of houses that caught fire. Two children died in the fire because we don’t have the building material.


Samaritan’s Purse has opened up mobile clinics in these camps, providing different kinds of health care. We’re providing medicines to people who are sick and also doing hygiene promotions so that people understand why it’s not good to do open defecations in the camps because when the rains start, it’s probably going to cause cholera as well.

Because if you continue with the open defecation, the flies are going to take the germs from your feces to your food.


Women and children come with acute water diarrhea, dehydration, a lot of vomiting. There was a lady with severe dehydration. After our intervention, giving the IV fluids, giving her drugs, in two days’ time, we see her recover. She told me, “Thank you, doctor. Had it not been you intervening, I would have died.”


The needs are enormous, and we are running out of time. When the rains start, most of these areas become unaccessible. But we believe that God is going to help us address all those needs.


To care, you have the empathy you feel for the suffering. You’ve been in their shoes. This is what it means to help in Jesus’ name.

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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