Since the conflict in 2004 broke out in Darfur, the UN estimates that 200,000 – 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have been displaced. Sadly, nearly half of those affected are children. Many of these children have been abandoned or orphaned and are extremely vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Statistics can often seem overwhelming and impersonal, but each of these children represents dreams lost . . . or a life that can now transform their nation.
World Orphans has partnered with a strong evangelical denomination to plant a church in Darfur and construct a home on the church's property. Currently, twenty kids live at the home after being rescued from the streets. As such, the church is reaching out in very tangible ways to the Muslim community around it. In the midst of genocide and hatred, the church is extending a hand of love to the community through the rescue and care of its children.
The home infrastructure is fully funded and the ongoing needs are partially funded. World Orphans still needs to provide $2,444 per month to help care for these children who will serve as agents of change and reconciliation in a land that has suffered much hurt.
SUDAN COUNTRY PROFILE:
Number or Single Orphans* (one parent lost): 2,040,000
Number of Double Orphans* (both parents lost): 210,000
*not including abandoned, sold or trafficked children
Average Income: $290 per person
Major Missions Organization - Undisclosed for security purposes
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