South Sudan: An invitation to pray

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After a severe famine in 1998 and a 2011 war for independence, the people of the new South Sudan remain in extreme vulnerability through renewed conflict and food insecurity.

On Sunday, our writer/photographer team Kari Costanza and Jon Warren fly to Juba to visit our work among the families displaced by conflict.

See what they’re expecting and hoping to find on this visit, and how you can help support them.

In 1998, it felt as if the world was falling apart. Kosovo was at war—a war that would cost more than 13,000 lives. Hurricane Mitch had pummeled Honduras and Nicaragua, taking 19,000 more. Southern Sudan was gripped in famine and the death toll was devastating. More than 70,000 men, women, and children died of starvation.