South Sudan

Food aid in Western Equatoria State. Provision of food for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 5 years of age

Why?

Why did we help in South Sudan?

In South Sudan, civil war, droughts and floods have ruined crops and forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes and look for safe places to live. The consequences of the resettlement are hunger and diseases requiring immediate intervention.

Western Equatoria State was affected by a drought and the consequences of population displacement. Tens of thousands of people have moved to Western Equatoria in search of shelter. Their homes were burned down, razed to the ground, and their meagre supplies of food and seeds for sowing were stolen. The lack of food meant a real threat to the proper development of children to be born and those growing up. Undernourished mothers and children were more frequently diagnosed with bacterial diseases and infections.
I hope that the most vulnerable people, i.e. pregnant women and children, will be able to receive food on a regular basis.
Małgorzata Olasińska-Chart,
Project Coordinator
How?

Why did we help in South Sudan?

In South Sudan, civil war, droughts and floods have ruined crops and forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes and look for safe places to live. The consequences of the resettlement are hunger and diseases requiring immediate intervention.

Western Equatoria State was affected by a drought and the consequences of population displacement. Tens of thousands of people have moved to Western Equatoria in search of shelter. Their homes were burned down, razed to the ground, and their meagre supplies of food and seeds for sowing were stolen. The lack of food meant a real threat to the proper development of children to be born and those growing up. Undernourished mothers and children were more frequently diagnosed with bacterial diseases and infections.
354
tonnes
of food
10
food
distributions
47500
women and children
provided with food aid
Who did we help?

People’s stories

We provide medical care for pregnant women and small children. We help refugees in camps in the Middle East. Learn the stories of the people we support.

meet Huleye

Thiaroye is a town about 30 km from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. This is not a place that Poles often think about, but even there, the activity of the Polish Medical Mission is visible. One day, the Project Coordinator, Xymena Dyduch, learned from a dietitian about a child who had recently been a patient in the centre. Her condition did not improve and additional tests were needed, but her parents could not afford them. The PMM Coordinator asked for a meeting with the child's parents. She noticed a woman and a man with a baby in his arms. She learned that the baby was a 2-year-old girl named Huleye, who looked just 12 months old. The child was extremely malnourished, but the cause of the malnutrition was unknown. It was not known if the girl had days of life left or just hours. Thanks to the involvement of the medical staff and the financial support of donors of the Polish Medical Mission, it was possible to diagnose intestinal insufficiency and surgically unblock the bowel. Soon after the surgery, the girl's condition stabilized and her life is no longer in danger.

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Who helped?

Who helped in South Sudan?

We are one of the few Polish non-governmental organizations that provide medical assistance. We help where the needs are the greatest. Our assistance is long-term – it brings permanent changes in the communities we support.
Polish Medical Mission
Małgorzata Olasińska-Chart
Project Coordinator
Co-financing
Polish Aid
Project co-financed within the framework of the Polish development cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.
Partner
Food For The Hungry
The US Food for The Hungry organisation has been focusing its efforts on education, health, water and food programmes in South Sudan since 2001.
Medical aid. Permanent changes. Local partner.
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