Civil war has been raging in South Sudan since 2013.
More than 2.25 million people have been displaced into refugee camps.
These camps were supposed to be temporary but they have become permanent homes for South Sudanese people.
The Catholic Church is one of the few institutions providing care for the refugees.
This is the appeal of:
Fr. Stephen Ocil Oman from St. Bakhita Parish, Unity State-Bentiu, South Sudan, and Fr. Angelo Mojwok Obat, from St. Joseph Parish, Malakal, South Sudan:
“Our people they are suffering, they need help there. Because the rain is there and the mosquitoes and the sickness and all this is facing them there.
There was a very severe hunger. No clean water, no sanitation. So, we are calling to our donors, to intervene directly because the situation is going to get worse.
Just my presence, to see my face, it is very important for them. They feel very happy, that life is coming, or peace is coming, or life is becoming normal if the priest is here.
The church is always near to the people. And the church is the mother of the people, the church is the mother of hope.
I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to Aid to the Church in Need, for your coming and concern. You come at the right time. And we feel that there is somebody behind us, who cares for our suffering.
I am appealing on behalf of the community of Unity State- Bentiu, for our donors to intervene, to help our people. ”
Will you answer their call?
ACN / Aid to the Church in Need