Families forced to flee their homes by conflict and instability in places like South Sudan face a deadly new threat: Covid-19. World Vision teams are on the ground to protect the world’s most vulnerable people.
In World Vision’s latest blog Emilienne Cyuzuzo, the charity’s Food and Cash programme manager in South Sudan, explains more about the challenges they are facing:
“It is terrible to see and feel the fears of mothers as the COVID-19 pandemic slowly impacts communities in South Sudan. The reality is beginning to sink in.
“Growing up in Rwanda, I have lived the challenges their children face growing up in a fragile state. My family survived on charity and humanitarian support until the country stabilised.
“There was one humanitarian worker who inspired me a lot at a young age. She would come and read stories to us, and her enthusiasm to listen to the children was endless.
“One day she took me to her office, sat me down and told me that one day when I grow up, I will be like her, doing the work she was doing in different countries. I was just seven years old then.
“These experiences fuelled my passion to help the most vulnerable, especially the children. Since 2011 I’ve served in my own country, in Burundi, Uganda and now, South Sudan. I am always ready.”
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SOURCE: Assist News