Juba, 04 April, 2022 / 3:43 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Archbishop of Juba in South Sudan has reached out to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country’s Eastern Equatoria State with food items following violent clashes.
On March 21, local authorities in Eastern Equatoria State confirmed the death of seven people and the displacement of hundreds when rustlers clashed with cattle herders in the Owinykibul area of Magwi County.
On Saturday, April 2, Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin reached out to IDPs in Gumbo, on the outskirts of Juba, and donated some basic food items. The items included two hundred and sixty suds of different food items and twenty-five boxes of cooking oil.
Addressing the IDPs, Archbishop Ameyu highlighted the importance of his visit and assured them of his spiritual solidarity.
He said, “We have come here to pray and share with you these little food items to support you who came from Magwi, Agoro, Aru Junction and Kubi, Lobonok and those from Lirya who (are) sheltering here.’’