Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Blog Action Day 2013 | A Photo Essay

Blog Action Day is a one-day international event that brings thousands of bloggers together to talk about an important issue. Throughout Blog Action Day, participants help raise awareness and money for charities and social causes. This year I'm blogging on behalf of Samaritan's Purse.

The focus of Blog Action Day 2013 is on human rights. Samaritan's Purse would like to draw attention to the crisis situation in Sudan and South Sudan that has been caused by brutal human rights violations carried out by the Sudanese government and its president, Omar al-Bashir.

This is the second of three posts today to bring awareness to this situation. If you missed the first post, you can read it here.

Nurse Erin Whitehouse examines a child at Yida refugee camp’s Stabilization Center. Many refugees arrive with malnourished children who need immediate care. Mothers throughout the camp know to bring their children to the center if they become ill or need medical attention.

When roads are flooded during the rainy season, the only way to get food to the refugee camp in Yida is to drop it by plane.

Samaritan’s Purse has established nine water points throughout the Yida refugee camp, providing clean water for more than 20,000 people per day.

Yida refugee camp’s most vulnerable women, including widows and mothers who are heads of households, are learning income-generating skills like sewing, jewelry making, embroidery, and weaving. They can sell or trade the goods in the marketplace.

Dr. Evan Atar is on call 24 hours a day at Bunj Hospital in South Sudan. He is the only full-time surgeon in an area where more than 200,000 people live, including over 110,000 refugees who have been driven from their homes in Sudan.

The food laid out here will only feed 250 families for a month.

Choirs sang the national anthem of South Sudan at the Independence Day ceremony on July 9, 2011. Part of the lyrics include: “Oh God! We praise and glorify You for Your grace on South Sudan; Land of great abundance, uphold us united in peace and harmony.”

If you would like to contribute financially to the ministry of Samaritan's Purse as they assist in meeting needs in Sudan and South Sudan, you can donate here.

Photo Credit: Samaritan's Purse


  1. Join me in marking Blog Action Day 2013! Every year since 2007, thousands of bloggers come together for one day to talk about one important issue. On October 16, bloggers are raising their voices for human rights!

    I have published a Blog Action Day article about 4 remarkable women:
    Please stop by, read it, comment if you like and leave your link too!

    1. Hi, Dave! Thanks so much for stopping by! So glad you hopped on board with Blog Action Day today too!


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