Nine out of 10 people are living on less than $1 a day 06/24/2009

by Moody Adams
Nine out of 10 people are living on less than $1 a day in Southern Sudan. ‘’The maternal mortality rate in the highest in the world with 2,030 women dying in child birth out of every 100,000. Few have access to healthcare, education, water or protection from horrible violence.

Since rebel groups took up arms against the government in Darfur in 2003, up to 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have fled their homes, with many now living in camps.

In south Sudan, meanwhile, malnutrition is at 16 percent, nine out of ten people live on less than $1 a day and the maternal mortality rate the highest in the world in 2007 – with 2,030 women dying per 100,000 births.

Despite the apparent need for relief, Sudan ordered 13 of the largest international aid groups to leave the country in early March.

We started our efforts to help these people four years ago. We have started Bible Skills Institutes, supported Sudanese workers and even dug a well in Kagi Kagi, Sudan.

In the past two months, one of our two Directors in Yei, Sudan reports 1,990 were won to Christ and 34 new churches were started. Our schools are bringing hope as well as training to these poor people, with the message of Jesus Christ.

The challenge is huge, while the government continues their killings, relief organization are run off, and the world turns its back; we are doing what we can.

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