Mothers’ Union have today announced the award of a $50,000 grant to provide food, tools and seeds for 20,000 men, women and children in Rubkona, Unity State, South Sudan, who are suffering from a lack of food as a result of the ongoing civil war, poor infrastructure and failing harvests that have blighted the region.
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Mothers' Union members in Eastern DR Congo report a huge rise in the number of people displaced through the escalating violence in the region. Currently the charity are feeding 250 families of vulnerable, displaced mothers and children in the Boga region and are on standby for news from the Bukavu area.
An immediate relief grant of $5,300.00 is being sent to facilitate delivery of relief in the area.
An Emergency Relief grant of =A32,500 has been sent to Oro Province and Lae, PNG, to assist Mothers' Union local volunteers in a relief effort tocommunties devasteted by cyclone Guba. The12,000-strong local membership have already contributed =A3500 and are distributing supplies of rice, salt, clothing, water containers and clothing. Mothers' Union Relief Fund will sendfurther fundingas the needs become known.
Jeanette Oala, Mothers' Union provincial worker in the PNG, whose own mother died in the cyclone, is working with the Bishop, Rt Rev Dennys Ririka.