As you are aware, Sudan is experiencing a civil war of significant magnitude. Jacob Atem, from the Rotary Club of Gainesville was a keynote speaker at the District Conference and will helped us to better understand this conflict from his long-term perspective, having escaped from Sudan in 1991. The ongoing conflict in Sudan has resulted in the displacement of thousands of South Sudanese who are currently trapped in Sudan. The chaos caused by the fighting has endangered refugees who are attempting to flee the country. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), as of April 26th, 2023, 5,220 people (738 households) have already arrived in South Sudan from Sudan. Over ½ of the refugees are children. Please use this link to make your donation with a credit card or send your Check made out to the York Foundation (note South Sudan on it) Rotary International District 6970, PO Box 47195, Jacksonville, FL 32247.