Church Sends Aid to Sudanese Refugees

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“Church Sends Aid to Sudanese Refugees,” Liahona, June 2007, N7

Church Sends Aid to Sudanese Refugees

In 2004 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began working with various organizations to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the ongoing armed conflict between rebel and government groups in Sudan and neighboring Chad.

The emergency response effort of the Church has provided the refugee population with approximately 400 tons (363 tonnes) of Atmit, a nutritional supplement for malnourished children. Additionally, shipments of medical supplies, hygiene kits, and blankets have been sent with the help of partnering organizations such as International Relief and Development, Red Crescent Society, and International Medical Corps.

Since 2003 the Darfur region of Sudan has been an area of conflict, resulting in the displacement of more than two million people and the deaths of hundreds of thousands.

Church Welfare Services continues monitoring the situation and working closely with partnering agencies to assist those in need.