Who is Sudan Relief Fund
Sudan Relief Fund was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization because we saw the tremendous need to provide the people of South Sudan with emergency relief and support.
In 2011, South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan after years of bloody civil war. Unfortunately, that peace was short lived, and conflict with different factions within South Sudan led to another civil war, this time within the new nation. The subsequent conflicts have caused the deaths of nearly 400,000 people and have driven more than two million people to flee the country as refugees1. The World Health Organization has called the crisis in South Sudan one of the worst health emergencies in the world2. Because of this grave situation, the people are in drastic need of assistance.
South Sudan’s population must deal with major humanitarian issues, including the rampant spread of diseases such as malaria (one of the main causes of death), massive poverty and homelessness, tragically high levels of famine, and extreme weather conditions that damage farms and block roads. Though the violence is in decline, the people still live in fear of raids from rebel groups.
Wau Refugee CampsSr. Anne Wandia
Serving refugees by providing medicine, food, clean water, and shelter.Learn More
Catholic Health Training Institute (CHTI)Sr. Esperance Bamiriyo, Principal
The CHTI trains young men and women from all over the South Sudan to become certified nurses and midwives. It is the first RN and SRN certified program in the nation.Learn More
Loreto School for GirlsSr. Orla Treacy
Provide girls a safe place to learn. Support agricultural programs.Learn More
Leper CampNurse Noeleen Loughran
Noeleen tends to a group of people stricken with leprosy who have been ostracized by the locals. She provides them medicine, food, and water.Learn More
Saint Bakhita OrphanageSr. Bianca Bii
Clean water, food, basic medicine, and medical service to children.Learn More
Ave Maria ParishFr. Avelino Bassols
Providing education from kindergarten through secondary school, vocational training, and healthcare services.Learn More
Nzara HospitalFred Otieno
Healing children and adults sick with malaria, pneumonia, leprosy, tuberculosis, and other diseases.Learn More
Tombura-Yambio DioceseBishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala
Programs in education, clean water, food relief, medicine, orphan support, and much more.Learn More
Women’s CenterBlue Sisters
Provide assistance to women, including young girls and teenagers, who have been raped, abused, or abandoned amid the violent conflicts that have plagued the region for years.Learn More
Solidarity Teacher Training College (STTC)Sr. Margaret, Principal
STTC provides a 2-year study program preparing the next generation of teachers in a liberal arts curriculum. To date over 734 teachers have graduated with a Certificate in Primary Teaching.Learn More
Christian Brothers of InstructionBr. Achilles Kiwanuka
Originally an education mission founded in 1940, the Christian Brothers of Instruction have rebuilt and revived programs to serve thousands of area refugee children in need of education.Learn More
St. Paul Seminary ProjectBr. Bernhard Hengl – Development Director of the Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference
Seminary to teach and train future priests the message of peace and salvation.Learn More
Catholic UniversityFr. Mathew Pagan, PhD.
Only fully-functioning college in South Sudan with programs in Economics, Business, Education, Agriculture, and Computer Science, with an emphasis on character development.Learn More
St. Clare’s Home for ChildrenFr. Federico Gandolfi, OFM
Provides food, shelter, trauma support, and medicine to orphans.Learn More
Mother of Mercy HospitalDr. Tom Catena
Only hospital in Sudan’s Nuba Mountain region, which serves a population of more than half a million people.Learn More
Gigaiba HospitalDr. Ahmed Zakariah
After receiving years of hands-on surgical training from Dr. Tom, Nuba born Dr. Ahmed Zacharia is now saving lives at the new Gigaiba Hospital.Learn More
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With the help of our donors, we have provided our partners with critical lifesaving food, clean water, shelter, clothing, medicine, and more. We have a proven track record of saving lives — providing relief to people in the starkest of situations.
Ultimately, our hope and objective is to help South Sudan become a safe and self-sustaining country. We are taking steps to achieve this goal by building schools and hospitals, hosting training and educational programs, supporting clean water and agricultural initiatives, and developing an overall strong infrastructure to support hundreds of thousands of people.
To ensure that these projects and our relief efforts are going to those most in need, our President, Neil Corkery, and our Director of Operations, David Dettoni, travel to South Sudan to visit with leaders and partners on a regular basis.
In 2021 alone, Sudan Relief Fund provided more than $5 million in aid, with $1.4 million going to healthcare and medicine, $2 million to refugee support, and $2 million to education and training.
Thanks to our partnerships with various leaders throughout Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda, and most importantly, because of the generosity of our donors, we’ve made great strides in improving the lives of the South Sudanese people. Despite the ongoing challenges, we’re hopeful that we can continue to support them and give them a chance to survive and thrive, improving the lives of millions.