Zaitun

Zaitun

What if you had a toothache that caused the entire side of your cheek to swell up but you couldn’t go to the dentist? Most people living in the Nuba Mountains region have no access to dental care. Without it, an infection like this can become serious – even life […]

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Bakhita

Bakhita

Bakhita is a 13-year-old girl whose name means “Blessing.” She came to Mother of Mercy Hospital, a referral hospital supported by Sudan Relief Fund, which is the only facility of its kind for hundreds of miles with the resources to provide high-level critical care – the kind that Bakhita urgently […]

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Fatima

Fatima

Fatima is approximately 50 years old, and as you see by her radiant smile, she is extremely happy these days, delighted to no longer be suffering from the frightening symptoms that were debilitating her life. It began one day when she started experiencing intense headaches. Soon the headaches came more […]

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Making Childbirth Safer

Making Childbirth Safer

Nimad’s path to motherhood has been a difficult one, marred with more heartache and loss than any mother should endure. Sadly this is not uncommon for women in South Sudan, where the record of maternal and infant mortality ranks the worst in the entire world. But facilities like Mother of […]

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Mamma

Mamma

As told by Noeleen Loughran, missionary nurse and partner on the ground in South Sudan.… Mary Adout is about 95 years old. She has leprosy, is blind, and cannot walk. When I first met Mary, it was a harrowing sight. It was a wet and rainy day in the leper […]

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Preemie Twins Saved at Birth

Preemie Twins Saved at Birth

The life of a pregnant woman in South Sudan can be challenging. Lack of access to healthcare or even hospitals within many hours’ drive can make any complication turn deadly for both mother and child. An insufficient diet, lack of clean water sources, and strenuous work conditions can exacerbate the […]

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Mary Abdallah

Mary Abdallah

While many of us take transportation opportunities for granted, getting from here to there in South Sudan can be overwhelming, if not altogether impossible at times. Automobile ownership is virtually nonexistent, fuel is costly, and modes of transport are further inhibited by impassable roads during the rainy season. Most travel […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

WILL YOU GIVE A GIFT TO HELP A MOTHER IN NEED FOR MOTHER’S DAY? Mothers are truly a precious gift worth celebrating. They pour so much love and sacrifice into our lives, and we are grateful. But in some parts of the world, being a mother is incredibly difficult. As […]

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Samira Sirer Tia

Samira Sirer Tia

Meet Samira Sirer Tia. She is 25 years old and a busy mother from the village of Dabakaya in South Sudan. Earlier this year Samira became pregnant, but this time things were different than usual. From the outset she began to feel dizzy and weak. Soon this became so severe […]

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Save Children from Dying
on the Streets of Rumbek

Tragically, if left alone on the streets, these children will not survive for long. They will die from disease, dehydration, or starvation. They are further at risk of being kidnapped into slavery or human trafficking, and face danger from wild animals at night.