Sudan Relief Fund

Sisters Fight to Reduce Coronavirus Impact in South Sudan

As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, medical professionals, scientists, and even people of faith are doing all they can to lessen the impact it has on the community. One group known as the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, has been working diligently to raise awareness of the virus’s impact on economically poorer countries, including South Sudan.

In South Sudan, where diseases such as malaria, dysentery, and cholera run rampant, it is easy for coronavirus to become the next widespread pandemic. Most people have to walk more than half-a-mile in order to access clean water, making proper hand-washing a near impossibility. There is also the case of children sharing beds and classrooms, which can result in sickness spreading much more easily.

The Sisters hope to instill a sense of calm among the community, and they wish to leverage institutional resources for people on the ground as the virus continues to affect the world. With enough people aware, we can help the people of South Sudan from falling victim to yet another fatal disease.

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