Harriet Baka is a familiar and welcome sight in Lologo 2, a camp for internally displaced people on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan’s capital city. “Mama Harriet”, as she is fondly known, has been visiting the community, mostly women and children, since they fled intense violence in Bor in early 2014.
Provincial coordinator of the Mothers’ Union in South Sudan and Sudan, she also is part of ECSSS’s Emergency Crisis Committee. The Committee has responded to the humanitarian crisis that unfolded following the outbreak of armed conflict in South Sudan in December 2013 as a result of a political dispute.
In the face of the displacement of 1.5 million people internally and nearly half a million refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries, Harriet has helped to identify areas most in need of assistance, drawing on her network of diocesan Mothers’ Union coordinators around the country.
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