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Humanitarian Catastrophe: Sudan’s Ongoing War Against Its Own Citizens

Ken Isaacs, Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse, testified Wednesday at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Washington, D.C., that focused on the extent of government-sponsored violence against Sudanese citizens. Read his testimony below. Chairmen McGovern and Wolf, distinguished Representatives, and fellow guests of the commission, I would like to…

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South Sudan

South Sudan Projects South Sudan Projects 013954 DONATE NOW Turmoil in South Sudan Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency relief to the violence-plagued country The world’s newest nation erupted into full-scale bloodshed on December 15 when political and tribal tensions brought the violence-plagued country to the brink of civil war. Caught in the crossfire were hundreds…

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The Ongoing Human Rights Crisis in Sudan

Today is Blog Action Day, when people around the world are joining together to blog on the topic of Human Rights. Ken Isaacs, Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse, writes about the human rights issues still occurring in Sudan, where the government is attacking its own people. What is all the continuing…

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Pray for Peace in South Sudan

South Sudan has been struggling to avoid an outbreak of civil war. Fighting—both political and ethnic—has resulted in at least 1,000 deaths. More than 600,000 people are displaced. A tenuous ceasefire is now in place, but renewed violence is an ever-present danger. Samaritan’s Purse evacuated more than 70 expatriate employees during the height of the…

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Massive Relief Effort Continues in South Sudan

It’s been a tough year for the people of South Sudan. Political conflict between rival factions in the capital, Juba, took an ugly turn in December 2013 and violence spread throughout the country. Tens of thousands have been killed. The nation, still the world’s newest, remains fractured. The continuing turmoil has displaced about 1.9 million…

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Construction Projects

Celebrating Over 500 New Churches in South Sudan

God receives thanksgiving and praise at a special service to mark the end of a program to restore houses of worship in South Sudan Hundreds gathered at the Akuem Cathedral in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr el Ghazal State on Sunday to celebrate and thank God for the rebuilding of more than 500 churches destroyed as…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

South Sudan: Until Everyone Hears Jesus Is Lord

The Reverend Simon Deng Dut Chok knows the pain of persecution. He still winces when he thinks about how Christians suffered for their faith in his city, Aweil, when the Muslim majority attempted to wipe them out. But he also knows the joy of a church rebuilt and how believers, once beleaguered, now praise God…

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Franklin Graham Statement on Sudan

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, calls for changes to allow an opportunity for peace in Sudan

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South Sudanese Refugees Struggle to Rebuild in Uganda

Refugee Margaret Jerwa continues to offer up prayers for South Sudan, even while she lives in a Ugandan resettlement camp. “I pray that they will come to God,” she said. When South Sudan celebrated independence on July 9, 2011, the international community also celebrated the end of 25 years of bloody conflict with the country’s…

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Responding to Tragedy in South Sudan

The widespread violence in South Sudan between the government and opposition forces that escalated to dangerously bloody levels on December 15 has subsided for now. The fragile country that teetered on the brink of civil war has settled into a tenuous ceasefire. Peace talks that had been ongoing since mid-February between the factions are scheduled…

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