El Obeid, 07 November, 2022 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Residents of Abyei Administrative Area (AAA), an area on the border between Sudan and South Sudan that has a “special administrative status”, are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of El Obeid that covers the region has said.
AAA is facing is reportedly facing a myriad of challenges, including floods, insecurity, and dilapidated infrastructure, among others.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa on Monday, November 7, Bishop Yunan Tombe Trille Kuku says Abyei residents are “facing humanitarian catastrophe” and calls for immediate action, addressing himself to Caritas South Sudan and the governments of the two neighboring countries, Sudan and South Sudan.
“In solidarity with the people of Abyei facing humanitarian catastrophe I am asking for humanitarian assistance for these people,” Bishop Trille says.
The Sudanese Catholic Bishop appeals to members of Caritas South Sudan “to take immediate action to rescue the people of Abyei by providing food to the people of Annet and Ngok.”