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Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan call on world for help

Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan call on world for help

The Episcopal Church of Sudan and SouthSudan call for aid in face of famine. Anglican Alliance urges assistance from the world:

Eight months after the conflict began, the situation in the country is still critical. According to the latest UN OCHA report, 1.1 million people are facing emergency levels of food insecurity and an estimated 3.8 million people will require assistance by the year end. According to UNICEF and the World Food Programme, nearly 1 million children face acute malnutrition. They say that without a swift response 50,000 children could die from malnutrition this year.


Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury to seek the continuing support of the Anglican Communion and other partners for Phase II of the Church’s humanitarian response. Archbishop Daniel calls for prayer and support to the Church of South Sudan “at this critical moment when the South Sudan community is threatened with famine”.

When the fighting began in December 2013, people turned to the churches seeking help and protection. For example, when one community fleeing from Bor found temporary shelter on the banks of the Nile outside Juba, the local Anglican priest helped them. As one woman said: “We have fled from the fighting, all of us together, the people of God together. The Church accompanies us. It brings what food it can.”

You can help through Episcopal Relief and Development

Photo credit: Episcopal Relief and Development


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