Graciously I would love to thanks the Almighty God for his love, protection and everything else I can’t imagine. Its has been a couple months without communication with my family and not knowing the wellbeing of our people in Piol since the start of this senseless war.
Finally we have hear something from Daniel, the pastor and inculcator at Buckeye Clinic. He has just arrived at Bor city where Steve and I had a phone contact with him, he has assured us about the safety of the clinic and people from Piol.
All families in Piol including my (Bol’s) family have escaped to the swampy land on Nile River to reduce the high risk of insecurity. All the youth, staffs and chief Aweng Deng are still in the village.
So far Daniel is more concern about the situation of everybody at the swampy land at Nile. It is worse enough as you can ever thought. Suffering is real, no food and medical supply, however, people are facing an acute hunger, trauma, water born diseases, mosquito and let alone lack of shelters and many other challenges. Mothers, children and aging are the most vulnerable group affected.
The United Nation agencies as we know are overwhelmingly serving people at UN bases and IDP camp. They have no attention to the high concentration of civilians in swampy land along the river.
We are appealing for humanitarian aid to be send to the area as soon as possibly through the Nile, anything that would change life of this community is highly appreciated. We would encourage our friends and colleague to visit sudanclinic.org to make a tax deductible contribution. Our clinic steering committee is committed to matched the first $ 2000 donated.
May, 2013: Jok and Steve with Chiefs after the meeting under the trees
May, 2013: Jok and the Buckeye Clinic staff
In South Sudan, one in five children do not live to age five. Help us change that.
Children are now being vaccinated at the Buckeye Clinic
Maternal and Child Health Unit Construction Completed
January, 2010: Chief Aweng Deng received a Buckeye necklace and later named the Maternal and Child Health Clinic the Buckeye Clinic
Welcome to the website dedicated to the Buckeye Clinic in South Sudan. Please feel free to take a look around: view pictures of the newly constructed building, learn about the medical needs in the village, and see how you can help Jok and Bol improve medical services in their village.
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Jok Dau and Bol Aweng, two Lost Boys of Sudan, fled their village as six-year-olds, in 1987 when it was attacked, bombed and burned by government troops.Â While walking 1,500 miles to Ethiopia and then to Kenya, they survived attacks by government troops and wild animals, illness and starvation. They spent fourteen years in refugee camps, then were resettled as refugees in Nashville, TN in 2001. They moved to Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 2009. They have a goal of improving maternal and child health in Piol, their village in South Sudan.
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Gifts from generous people like you will make a significant impact on the lives of people in the Piol village. The need for medical equipment and supplies is urgent. In the initial site visit in February 2010, one chief said â€œIf you can help bring us health services, we will wait for God to bring us foodâ€. Your donation will provide maternal and child health services and hope to the impoverished village of Piol, South Sudan.
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