South Sudan

Churches fear rising ethnic violence in South Sudan

Churches fear rising ethnic violence in South Sudan

The Sudan Council of Churches (the SCC) is warning of a new cycle of revenge and retaliation in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. Over 120,000 people have been affected by a conflict that flared over Christmas between the Murle and Lou Nuer communities in Jonglei. A Caritas team is carrying out an evaluation of the humanitarian ...

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Poverty and conflict in South Sudan

Poverty and conflict in South Sudan

By Rene Lambert, My colleague, Jane Andanje and I, flew in a small eight-seater plane from Juba to Boma Town in Jonglei, South Sudan. We were on our way to see how Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Internationalis might assist thousands recently displaced by conflict. In recent weeks, Boma, a small verdant mountain town of ...

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Growing crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei as fighting continues

Growing crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei as fighting continues

Fears are growing over the increasingly ethnic and violent nature of the conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. It’s the latest fighting in the region following independence for South Sudan last July. Aid workers from Caritas and Catholic Relief Services (CRS is a Caritas member) joined an assessment team to Boma in South Sudan at ...

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Concerns mount over conflict in South Sudan

Concerns mount over conflict in South Sudan

Catholic Relief Services (CRS is a Caritas member based in the US) is poised to respond to the declared emergency in Jonglei State in South Sudan, where an estimated 50,000 people have been displaced since late December due to ethnic conflict between the Lou Nuer and Murle tribes that has claimed an estimated 1,000 lives ...

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Durban talks: Climate justice and food security

Durban talks: Climate justice and food security

By Martina Liebsch, Director of Poverty and Advocacy at Caritas Internationalis Representatives from different faiths gathered at a ‘Climate Justice and Food Security: Moral, ethical and spiritual imperatives’ side event 7 December at the Durban climate change talks. The event was sponsored by Caritas Internationalis and World Council of Churches. The panel was chaired by ...

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South Sudan: birth of a nation

On 9 July 2011 a new nation is born: South Sudan. The people of South Sudan have new opportunities for development and peace after decades of conflict, poor governance and natural disasters. But they face huge challenges too that will require full support of the international community to overcome. Civil conflict left more than two ...

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Mass in South Sudan for a new nation

Mass in South Sudan for a new nation

A day after the people of South Sudan came together to declare their independence, they converged on St. Teresa Cathedral of Juba, South Sudan’s capital, on July 10th to celebrate a special Mass dedicated to their new nationhood.

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People of South Sudan celebrated independence day [gallery]

On July 9, 2011, the people of South Sudan celebrated the birth of their new nation. Coming from all over southern Sudan, hundreds of thousands of people converged on the new capital Juba to hear the declaration of independence and take part in various events. The independence followed a January 2011 referendum, in which Southern ...

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