Sudan (MNN) — Displacement hits a record high as Sudan’s war passes the nine-month mark with no end. One in eight displaced people worldwide is Sudanese.

At least 10.7 million people have been uprooted by conflict in Sudan. Over 1.5 million people have fled the North African nation since April and crossed into a neighboring country.

“The refugees are flooding into South Sudan, but they’re also going into Chad, and they’re going into Ethiopia,” says John*, a Gospel worker focused on Sudan.

“We have a team inside Chad working with believers there, and then we have one across the border, where thousands are waiting and cannot enter.”

U.S. citizens and others who have requested departure from Sudan board the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) while it moors in Port Sudan, April 30, 2023.
(AFRICOM Public Affairs Office/Wikimedia Commons)

John’s organization partners with local missionaries who are helping Sudanese refugees. You can give online here to support these efforts financially.

“We’re making a valiant effort to make money stretch and to keep those 100 families [fed], and to keep seven trauma healing, evangelism, discipleship, and church planting teams in seven locations among Sudanese refugees. Our goal is to keep them supplied and active,” John says.

“I wish I could tell you we had more than last month, but that’s not true. The need is great.”

Now that you know, will you pray? “Pray for the people of Sudan. The trauma is so deep, it’s so wide; pray for our seven teams and for others who are endeavoring to work among the Sudanese,” John says.

“Pray that [God] would protect their hearts from dealing constantly with death and loss. Pray that there would be a boldness among believers in the refugee population to share their faith.”


Header image depicts Sudanese refugees. Photo courtesy of combonianos_brasil/Pixabay.