Mende, her family and her homeland in our thoughts and prayers.

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We wanted to give you the unfortunate news that Mende’s village of Karko has recently been attacked by militia groups in the Sudan. They are believed to be proxy forces of the government. The village has been evacuated and many homes destroyed. Mende’s immediate family have fled into the nearby hills and are living, day to day, in a desperate situation. It goes without saying that Mende is very distraught. It has delayed the Foundation’s planned visit and construction project. It is unknown, at this time, when it can resume. We are, however not deterred and remain committed to the goals that Mende has envisioned. In the meantime, I ask that we all keep Mende, her family and her homeland in our thoughts and prayers.