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The pastor of a Baptist church in South Sudan hasn’t seen his hometown in nearly 1,000 days. Many members of his church are among the 800,000 refugees living in camps in Uganda, driven out by an ongoing civil war. […] Read More

Ongoing violence in South Sudan is projected to result in “Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the mid-1990s,” the United Nations announced on Feb. 1. “The human cost of the South Sudan conflict has reached epic proportions,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. “If the war doesn’t stop, refugee numbers will rise from […] Read More

The U.S. State Department expressed increasing concern that the ongoing conflict in South Sudan could become genocide in light of the recent violence in the Equatoria region. “Ethnically motivated hate speech, the targeting of civilians and sexual violence is becoming widespread,” said deputy spokesperson Mark Toner on Dec. 5. “It is a dire situation of […] Read More

South Sudan church leaders sent a memorandum to civil and security leaders this week requesting a meeting to discuss the nation’s conflict and refugee crisis. Edward Dima, pastor of First Baptist Church of Kajo-Keji and president of the Baptist Convention of South Sudan, told, “Church leaders … don’t shy away in my county. We […] Read More