Juba, 28 October, 2020 / 7:09 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Mission School in South Sudan’s Archdiocese of Juba is hosting over seven hundred persons displaced by intercommunal clashes as schools remain closed in the East-Central African country.
In an interview with ACI Africa Tuesday, October 27, the Parish Priest of Mary Queen of the Apostles, Fr. Vino Kumar said a number of children, women and elderly people fleeing from the three of his sixteen chapels have been given refuge at a primary school premise at the Holy Cross Chapel located some 25km from the capital Juba.
“The people are staying in our school; we have two school blocks, which have eight classrooms; they are living in those blocks, they are using a small borehole,” Fr. Vino told ACI Africa.
He said that the IDPs are staying under trees during the day and sleeping in classrooms at night.
They are also provided with humanitarian support including food and clothing which, the Cleric said, is distributed by the Legion of Mary, a lay apostolic association of Catholics who perform acts of charity under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary.