Elijah Arok

The deadly fighting in South Sudan continues, and our Evangelism TEAM is focusing on the Sudanese refugees inside and outside the twenty-three camps spread across northern Uganda.

dsc_0001Over 1.5 million South Sudanese have run to neighboring countries in the region, half of that population located in Uganda. To a greater extent, two-thirds of South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda have arrived since the outbreak of violence in Juba December 15, 2013, through July 2016. Currently, the influx shows little sign of abating, with more than 116,000 South Sudanese refugees having fled to Uganda in 2017 alone.

Relief organizations are are trying to increase their response to the humanitarian emergency in Adjumani Western Nile. Jesse Kamstra, the country representative of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Uganda, asks angrily,” How many people have to die until the international community wakes up?”

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