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Plan Planeta has started a new project. Each purchase on www.planplaneta.pl means funds are transferred to the project aimed at saving famine victims in South Sudan – mainly pregnant women and children. The project is being accomplished thanks to cooperation with Polish Medical Mission.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SUDAN?
In 2013, an armed conflict broke out in South Sudan following a political crisis. Thousands of women, children and men are being killed in pogroms. Since that time, as a result of the brutal civil war, over 3.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes, of whom over 1.6 million fled to the neighbouring countries, Ethiopia, Kenia, Sudan and Uganda. This is the greatest refugee crisis in the African continent.
Forced to leave their households, people lost all means of feeding themselves and their families. Additionally, the growing prices of food and fuels, unstable situation and depleting food resources brought hundreds of thousands of inhabitants of South Sudan to the brink of starvation.
At present, according the Oxfam organisation, circa 100,000 people suffer from famine and 5 million – 40 per cent of the society – are chronically undernourished. The risk of a humanitarian disaster is increased by cholera, typhus and contaminated water in the area affected by famine.
According to the latest UN report, half a million children may die of starvation.
Tangible help is necessary: a sack of rice, beans, maize flour.
Plan Planeta about their project:
You, when buying beautiful things at Plan Planeta, do the most important things with us. Each purchased item means a part of the profit is transferred to our project. Each PLN 50 spent on Plan Planeta is a kilogram of maize flour bought on the spot and distributed among the famine-affected families in South Sudan.
We are running this project with Polish Medical Mission and together we are supporting the efforts of the German organisation Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. At the moment, Johanniter is carrying out food distribution, supported by the World Food Programme, in West Bahr El Ghazal state. The purpose of the feeding is to provide support to one of the camps for displaced people and five other refugee centres, and the aid goes mainly to children under five years old and pregnant women suffering from extreme undernourishment.