Samaritan’s Purse Refugee Camp Bombed
While we are going through a recession in the USA, and people are struggling here, in Sudan people are more than struggling. The people in Sudan live in thatched huts. They need food, clean water, medical care and the basic needs that we take for granted each day.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has taken on the task of helping those who are least able to help themselves. If you would like to help you can do so. Samaritan’s Purse is under the direction of Franklin Graham, the son of Reverend Billy Graham.
Since early August, a Samaritan’s Purse DC-3 cargo plane has been airlifting tons of food and other supplies to the refugees, who are stranded in a swampy area in Unity State near the border between South Sudan and Sudan. The camp has been accessible only by plane because the rainy season washed out the roads. Our team had to airdrop food into the area for the first few weeks until we could clear a landing strip for our plane.
The refugee camp operated by Samaritan’s Purse in Yida, South Sudan, was bombed by the government of Sudan at approximately 3:20 p.m. local time on Thursday.
Four bombs are reported to have been dropped. One bomb fell on a schoolhouse, but thankfully it did not explode. Another hit the marketplace, and two others fell on the fringe of the camp.
The bombing occurred as the United Nations agency UNMIS was delivering about 12 metric tons of food, about one day’s ration for the camp population. Workers were unloading a helicopter carrying the food aid for distribution by Samaritan’s Purse.
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“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’