Developing Innovative Strategies
Women and Children In War Zones
Every day, thousands of casualties of war from the Nuba Mountains, Darfur, and the Blue Nile risk their lives to escape political persecution and also the lack of food and water. The situation is so bad that they seek refuge in war-torn South Sudan. Majority of these victims are women and children who end up dying en route to refugee camps.
Soldiers from the genocidal Sudan regime attack the survivors trying to escape. If caught along the way, they are at risk of extremely harsh punishment such as child soldier recruitment, brutal beatings, forced abortions, torture, beheadings, and internment in political prison camps. Some who make it to South Sudan end up hiding their illegal status where their vulnerability leads to exploitation where they are trafficked as sex workers and/or slaves with no recourse to any authorities.
Many of these victims of war and genocide lack food, water, and resources or connections to escape, ergo, our intervention.
Trapped in the War Zone