Canadian Foodgrains Project – Tearfund Canada
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank website frequently adds updates on the work of our 15 member agencies such as Tearfund Canada which is responding to the needs of hungry people in South Sudan.
The ongoing conflict has affected agricultural production and the ability to import food from neighbouring countries. Households are struggling to access enough food. Women are particularly affected as they forage for wild foods, leaving them vulnerable to attack and sexual violence.
With financial assistance from The United Church of Canada and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada, about 13,000 people are receiving vouchers they can exchange for emergency rations of sorghum, beans, vegetable oil and salt. The project, which is implemented locally by Tearfund South Sudan, is worth $891,000.
See photos, videos and more updates on the CFGB website at foodgrainsbank.ca/news 11 projects totaling $4 million committed in June