The prison conditions in South Sudan can be terrible. Luckily we were able to help Chris during the time he spent there. But not everyone is as lucky. Your support can ensure we are able to reach every person in prison overseas in need of basic provisions to help them stay alive. 

Chris was having to endure terrible conditions, running water was only available for an hour a day which made it almost impossible for him to maintain a basic level of health. In the prison environment there was no protection from mosquitoes and Chris contracted Malaria, which can be a deadly disease. 

When the conditions are poor and there isn't access to medical care, illness and disease can quickly spread amongst prisoners. Chris had several bouts of diarrhoea and also suffered gout. He told us that one day he wasn't able to move because standing up was too painful. 

Prisoners Abroad provides life-saving support to people like Chris. Ensuring that people have the best possible chance of survival, and the opportunity to keep isolation to a minimum.

  • Our survival grant enables people to buy clean water and food to help them maintain a basic level of well-being.
  • Our medical grants allow people in prison to access vital medical care if they are unwell.
  • We send vitamin grants to people when the prison food is not nutritious enough to help them stay healthy. 

We were able to support Chris' family throughout the ordeal. We gave them practical advice about how best to get in touch with Chris and much-needed emotional support on the phone when they called in moments of distress. With our support Chris' sister Margaret was able to face the stigma of having a loved one in prison and learnt how to talk to others about her experience. 

Anything you can give today makes a real difference to the lives of people affected by overseas imprisonment. 

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