ECCSS Provides Relief for South Sudanese Refugees

Post a Comment » Written on July 24th, 2013     
Filed under: Disaster Relief
ssudan2The Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) has been working to provide relief for refugees from heavy flooding in South Sudan.

Over 2000 internally displaced people fled to a refugee camp after loss of their homes, food crops, and livestock.

“The ECCSS is one of the national churches in the Republic of South Sudan which is known for its dual mission of serving both Physical and Spiritual needs of a person. Its aspires to see a society that is redeemed through the gracious work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; a society that is reconciled to God and its neighbors, and where all its spiritual, physical, and socio-cultural needs are met and all people are living in harmony, solidarity, equality, justice and peace.”

The Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan began worshiping in 1997 and has grown to over 300 congregations, 53 ordained ministers, and 1000 volunteer preachers and evangelists. After the recent flooding a team of ECCSS staff assessed the need for relief efforts and gathered items to help support the internally displaced peoples (IDPs).

Below are the items provided for those recovering from the floods:


  • 37 sacks of wheat
  • 37 gallons of oil
  • 5 sacks of sugar
  • 3 bags of salt
  • 50 tins of powder milk for malnourished children.
  • 7 tents
  • 100 treated mosquito nets
  • 37 water jerry canes (buckets)
  • 200 boxes of oral diets.


These resources helped protect 37 households (603 individuals) from hunger and disease, especially from the threat of malaria.

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