July 29, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — On June , 28- July 9, 2014, the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan and other Church partners along with some Community Base Organizations took the relief items to 1002 individual IDPs who were targeted by ECCSS assessment team in 167 households from three reception camps located in Ethio-South Sudan borders, according to Reverend Mathew Jock Moses, the director of Projects and Social Development of ECCSS.
The Relief was sponsored by Covenant World Relief (CWR) in USA. The CWR is the relief and development wing of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) in USA. The Evangelical Covenant Church in USA is the mother church that conceived and gave birth to ECCSS in South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. The relief items were distributed to 1002 and more in three IDPS camps closed to Ethiopian border namely Tiergol, Bure-biey and Pagak.
Reverend Mathew confirms that all the people who were assisted are mainly vulnerable people like Malnourished children, new born mothers, pregnancy mothers, elderly and sick people and those who live with disabilities.
According to the report, the relief items which comprised of nine (9) varieties of food and non food items, are delineated as follows:
1) 182 Sweet floor for malnourished children in three camps
2) 182 tins of power milk for malnourished children in three camps
3) 167 sacks of maize ( 100 kg) for 167 households in three camps
4) 167 gallons of oil for 167 in 167 households in three camps
5) 340 treated mosquito nets for most vulnerable families in three camps
6) 167 jerrycans for fetching water for 167 households targeted in three camps
7) 167 water filter for 167 households targeted in three camps
8) 12 Tents ( 5×6) for Temporary shelter for new born mothers and sick
9) 1500 oral diet to purify water for drinking and other uses.
The ECCSS- CWR relief distribution team was led by Reverend Mathew Jock Moses, the director of Projects and Social Development of ECCSS.
Moses Jock described the condition of desperate refugees as dire and horrendous that require urgent and ample responds from humanitarian agencies and well wishers.
According to Reverend Mathew, the people who received the ECCSS-Covenant World Relief donated relief items are mainly from Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity State.
The report confirms that the relief items were distributed to diverse communities that comprised of all tribes of South Sudan, mainly from Nuer, Dinka, Shiluk, Mabaan and Murlee tribe. These ethnic groups constitute the huge population of the Greater Upper Nile region that has been severely affected by ongoing conflict.
Reverend Mathew confirms that the beneficiaries of the ECCSS-CWR Relief items are very excited and thanks Covenant World Relief in USA and the ECC congregation members who contributed their precious gifts for their meaningful and timely supports that relieved their sufferings and saved their lives.
Mathew believes that the suffering populations thanks ECCSS and the partners for coming to their rescue with the relief to save their lives at a time that children are malnourished to death in many parts of the country. They are thankful that the relief has enabled them to reach their final destiny in Ethiopia where they are seeking asylum.
The ECCSS- Administration Office thanks the CWR commission and ECC Congregations for their unwaived supports that saved lives and relieved the sufferings of vulnerable, the poor, powerless and marginalized people who are victimized by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.
Reverend Mathew believes that the ECCSS Office is asking the CWR and other Humanitarian Organizations in and out side south Sudan to double their efforts and continue their supports to the most needy people of South Sudan who are severely suffering in wets, hots and flooding areas without food, medicines, proper shelters, clothing and other necessities that support lives.
The Evangelical Covenant Church of south Sudan along with other sister churches that included, the ECC, the mother church in USA are praying for peace, reconciliations and the unity of the people of South Sudan. The congregations are very optimistic that the Almighty God will answer their countless prayers and will bring lasting peace and prosperity for the people of South Sudan.
May God Bless All of us and bless peace makers!
Submitted for public consuption by Rev. Mathew Jock Moses, ECCSS- Projects and Social Development director, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org