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Darfur stories: Changing lives in 2011

Darfur stories: Changing lives in 2011

  Life and hope for Fatima  Fatima is a 35-year-old mother of six and from the Fur tribe in Darfur. She fled her home in Jebel Marra in 2004 when fighting flared up in the area. Her father, husband, two brothers and her mother-in-law died in the conflict. Fatima headed to Nertiti, but they were ...

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Urgent protection of civilians in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains needed as conflict grows

Urgent protection of civilians in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains needed as conflict grows

Caritas Internationalis says separate conflicts in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Abyei risks spiralling into a full-blown major humanitarian emergency. A humanitarian crisis is already taking place in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan region, which includes the Nuba Mountains. Clashes between government troops and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM / North) rebel fighters in Southern Kordofan have ...

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Prayer and Novena for Republic of South Sudan

Prayer and Novena for Republic of South Sudan

Novena for South Sudan South Sudan emerges as a new nation on 9 July 2011. The Catholic Church in Sudan is inviting all people of goodwill to take part in nine days of prayer for the future of the new state. This novena begins on  June 29, 2011 and ends on July 7, 2011. Day ...

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Conflict in southern Sudan drives people from Abyei

Conflict in southern Sudan drives people from Abyei

Andy Schaefer, CRS (Catholic Relied Services is a Caritas member) technical adviser  for emergency coordination, is in Agok, Sudan working to assist some of the more than 90,000 people displaced by recent violence in the contested border area of Abyei, Sudan. After an eleven hour journey by plane and car, the CRS team arrives in ...

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Compassion in action in southern Sudan

Compassion in action in southern Sudan

Andy Schaefer, CRS technical adviser for emergency coordination, is in Agok, Sudan working to assist some of the more than 90,000 people displaced by recent violence in the contested border area of Abyei, Sudan. CRS is a Caritas member. He shares with us his impressions from the field. Whenever a person responds to an emergency ...

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Live chat with bishop from southern Sudan

Live chat with bishop from southern Sudan

The first miracle in Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala’s life happened when he was just a few months old. During a military raid on his village in southern Sudan, soldiers entered his family’s house and killed his mother and sister. They left baby Eduardo unharmed and didn’t burn down the house. Now, 47 years later, he is ...

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Pentecost celebrations in run up to South Sudan independence

Pentecost celebrations in run up to South Sudan independence

As part of programme of prayer and activities leading upto the independence for South Sudan on 9 July, the Sudanese Catholic Church will be blessing and planting trees of life to mark Pentecost this Sunday 12 June. Each diocese will plant a tree as a symbol of new birth. From Sunday until independence day, families, institutions, schools ...

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Sudan: Be calm but vigilant…

Sudan: Be calm but vigilant…

Statement from the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference Be calm but vigilant… (1 Peter 5:8) 7th April 2011 We the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference, gathered in Extraordinary Plenary assembly in Juba, South Sudan, from 1st – 7th April 2011, have prayed and reflected together on the situation in our beloved Sudan. Mindful of our responsibility as ...

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