Deadly Attack On Christians Adds To South Sudan Humanitarian Crisis

Tony Davenport | vision.org.au
Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

28 people have been reported dead after suspected Islamic extremists attacked a Christian village and burned down 60 houses in South Sudan, near the border with Sudan.

Aid workers told Worthy News “huge numbers of villagers were left with nothing but their clothes.”

They appealed for “urgent supplies of tents, clothing, medicines, and especially food and safe drinking water.”

South Sudan has a Christian majority and is rich in oil reserves.

It became the world’s newest nation when it split from the Islamic state of Sudan just over a decade ago, but has been embroiled in a civil war and humanitarian crisis ever since.

The UNHCR estimates 4.3 million people have been displaced.

Around half of them are now refugees, many in neighbouring countries.

Local believers told Mission Network News that Muslims are invading South Sudan because they see it as the gateway to Africa for their religion.

 

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