Category Archives: Relief & Shelter

News and updates for relief eforts and shelter projects.

The Ghost Town of Abyei

The Ghost Town of Abyei

On May 11, 2011, Abyei town, the historic capital of the nine Dinga Ngok chiefdoms in Southern Kordofan, was ransacked by Sudan Armed Forces aided by Janjaweed troops and Misseriya militias. The army brought in bulldozers and leveled the town. The local church was looted, desecrated and destroyed by soldiers. Every Bible, book, pew, pane [...]

Trapped Between Two Wars

Trapped Between Two Wars

Since June, 2011, the Nuba people in Southern Kordofan, Sudan, have endured a relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing and persecution from the NCP regime in Khartoum. Dictator Omar al Bashir’s call to “take out the garbage” — referring to Nuba residents — sparked a series of massacres of thousands of ethnic Nuba in the state [...]

Emergency: South Sudan Airlift

Emergency: South Sudan Airlift

Please help us load the next emergency relief flight! “The rebels burned down seven churches in our community. Many people were hiding inside the churches, but they did not escape the killing. Everything has been burned and now the whole place is filled with the stench of death.” - Pastor Saphano This testimony from a local [...]

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 [...]