From the UMCOR Hotline, 1 October 2014:
Decades of civil war prior to South Sudanese independence in 2011 took an estimated 2 million of lives and forced many to flee in search of safety. By 2007, displaced persons began returning to Northern Bahr el Ghazal state seeking favorable living and working conditions. But jobs, social services and resources were limited.
Today, a grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) in support of its field office in Aweil in Northern Bahr el Ghazal will improve food security and livelihoods of South Sudanese families through goat rearing and vegetable farming projects.