AFRICA/SUDAN - The Church organizes schools for South Sudanese refugees in Khartoum

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Khartoum (Agenzia Fides) - The Episcopal Conference of Sudan (SCBC) is opening schools for the South Sudanese who have sought refuge in Sudan. This was announced by the Secretary General of the SCBC, Fr. Jacob Odwa Paul, who said that in Khartoum there are four reception camps for the South Sudanese who have fled their Country. South Sudan, which on July 11 celebrates its fourth anniversary of independence from Sudan, has been upset since December 2013 because of a dramatic civil war between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar. According to the UN, 4 million and 600 thousand people are at risk because of the famine that has been hitting the Country. The South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia are more than 211,000 while those in Sudan are about 188,000. Other 154,000 are in Uganda. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 07/07/2015)