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Caritas helping stranded South Sudanese return home

Caritas helping stranded South Sudanese return home

Caritas staff and volunteers have been working flat out all over South Sudan to prepare for the return of refugees from north Sudan. In Juba, between 12-15,0000 returnees stranded in Kosti in the White Nile State in north Sudan are expected to arrive over the next few weeks by plane. The governor of White Nile ...

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A dream of peace justce and freedom for South Sudan

A dream of peace justce and freedom for South Sudan

MEETING OF THE EPISCOPAL AND CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF SOUTH SUDAN “WE HAVE A DREAM OF PEACE, JUSTICE AND FREEDOM” Blessed are the peacemakers; they shall be recognised as children of God (Matthew 5:9) [YEI, SOUTH SUDAN, 11th MAY 2012]: Fourteen bishops representing the Catholic and Episcopal Churches of South Sudan, led by Archbishop Paulino Lukudu ...

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Crisis in South Sudan and Sudan

Crisis in South Sudan and Sudan

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 ...

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Sudan and South Sudan must step back from war

Sudan and South Sudan must step back from war

Caritas Internationalis fears that a full scale war is imminent between Sudan and South Sudan with dire humanitarian consequences for both unless there is pull back from further military action. South Sudan became independent from Sudan last July following a popular vote. It was the culmination of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended decades ...

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Good day sunshine: Powering up Darfur

Good day sunshine: Powering up Darfur

Hazel Williams is the humanitarian coordinator for Darfur of CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales). She recently paid a visit to some of the many camps that house people who have fled fighting in the region. Caritas works with the Act Alliance of Protestant and Orthodox aid agencies in a unique ecumenical cooperation, through the operations of ...

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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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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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Caritas marks seven years of relief efforts in Darfur

Caritas marks seven years of relief efforts in Darfur

2011 was a historic year for Sudan. It saw the secession of the southern part of the country from the North after one of Africa’s longest running civil wars. But in Sudan’s Darfur region conflict continued. More than 300,000 people have been killed since 2004 in Darfur and over 2.7 million people forced from their ...

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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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