People in Sudan and South Sudan face a humanitarian crisis if the two countries continue along the path to war.
Months of clashes have intensified in recent weeks bringing the two civil war adversaries close to all out conflict.
Caritas says that only peaceful negotiation between the two sides can resolve their disputes, while a return to fighting will mean everyone loses.
The stakes are high.
Two million people were killed and four million forced from their homes in the decades long war that ended in 2005 with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that led to South Sudan becoming independent in 2011.
Both countries but especially South Sudan have very poor medical services, shortages of food are a constant preoccupation for the people and infrastructure is weak.
There are fears that the 500,000 South Sudanese currently living in Sudan will flee south, sparking a huge refugee crisis.
Caritas has been working on both side of the border […]