In 2017 the conflict between President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar intensified and occupied large parts of Western Equatoria State. On January 2017 the rebel under Dr. Riek Machar attacked and captured Kediba the Head Quarter of Mundri East County and displaced nearly 25,000 people to Mundri West County that were settled in Church compound. GREDA received funding from Al Khair Foundation UK and purchased sorghum, beans and oil from Uganda and delivered/distributed to the internal displaced persons in Mundri West County. The direct beneficiaries i.e. (IDPs) that benefited from the food brought from Uganda were 1071 males and 4529 females. These humanitarian relief food assistances saved the lives of the poorest vulnerable widows, orphans, and pregnant/lactating mothers, children under the ages of 5 years, old aged persons and persons with disabilities that have gone for several weeks without eating cooked food.
Photo of Low cost houses constructed by GREDA to widows, single mothers and orphan children in Mundri East County- Funded by SELAVIP South America.
In 2016 GREDA received funding from Latin American, Asian and African Social Housing Service (SELVIP) and constructed 50 units of low cost houses each with two rooms (4 m by 8 m) in Mundri East County for the poorest vulnerable widows, single mothers and orphans for accommodating them in County Headquarters to enable orphan children to access education and healthcare services available in the County. The funding covered land title allotment and construction
Photo of widows, single mothers making bricks for construction of low cost houses in Mundri East County