Category Archives: Relief & Shelter

News and updates for relief eforts and shelter projects.

Help for the Nuba

Help for the Nuba

Since June 2011, the Nuba people who inhabit the mountainous region of Southern Kordofan, Sudan, have been under seige. It’s not a civil war between opposing tribes, nor is it merely a “power struggle” between rival factions battling for supremacy. It’s a terror campaign against an indigenous African Nuba population who have lived in the hills [...]

The Two Sudans: The Problems are Linked

The Two Sudans: The Problems are Linked

[Editor's Note: David Phillips and Ahmed Adam have written a good summary on the present crisis in the two Sudans and how the problems are linked. Moreover, Phillips and Adam point out how Sudan's president, Omar al Bashir, is taking full advantage of the world's distraction with the crisis in South Sudan in order to intensify [...]

PPF Outreach to South Sudan Refugees

PPF Outreach to South Sudan Refugees

PPF recently partnered with Pastor Klero Onuha of Christian Vision for Development to assist thousands of IDPs (internally displaced persons) living in the South Sudan capital of Juba. The IDPs were provided flour, cooking oil, other food items and Bibles.      

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

2013: A Year of Surpassing Expectations

As 2013 came to a close, it ended one of the most active and successful years of ministry to date. We are grateful for all that God has allowed us to do — surpassing all of our expectations. Throughout the year, we’ve updated you on various projects — including our outreaches to the embattled people [...]

Staring into Wonderland

Staring into Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is a story familiar to most of us. Wonderland can be described as an upside-down world. Nothing seems to work the way it should. I sometimes believe that I am staring into Wonderland when I consider what is happening in Sudan. Here is what we know: Sudan is ruled by a radical [...]

Loving Individuals – Not Statistics

Loving Individuals – Not Statistics

By Brad Phillips I hate statistics with a passion. This is especially the case in measuring suffering. Take Sudan for instance. A multi-generational war killing more than 3 million, displacing millions more, etc. Millions illiterate. Millions without access to clean water. Millions needing anti-malarial drugs. Millions, millions, millions, etc., etc. War is not about statistics. [...]

Prayer on the Mountain

Prayer on the Mountain

By Brad Phillips My Thanksgiving holiday was celebrated rather quickly here in Nairobi with my family because within a few days I was headed back up into Sudan. Destination: The war-torn Nuba mountain region. This area has been under siege since the SAF forces and NCP militants began carrying out Bashir’s instruction to “clean up [...]

Ministry Update: Yida Refugee Camp

Ministry Update: Yida Refugee Camp

By Brad Phillips On August 4th, 2011, I sat before a Congress on Capitol Hill and warned of an impending humanitarian crisis in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan if the international community did not quickly act to end the indiscriminate bombing of civilian targets by the Sudan Air Force.    My testimony was based on [...]

Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation

A Long Road to the Beginning The story of South Sudan has not yet been written, but it is already one of the more gripping histories in our modern times. On January 1, 1956, the nation of Sudan officially became independent of British rule, and the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum immediately began a campaign of [...]

Giving with Wisdom

Giving with Wisdom

Poverty is Africa’s biggest industry. Every year, $ billions flood into Africa in the form of government and privately funded charity. Hundreds of thousands of short-term missionaries, doctors, educators, and aid workers fly in to do what they can for some of the poorest people in the world. The Bible says much about the poor, [...]