Tombura-Yambio, 20 July, 2021 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
About 2,000 victims of recent clashes in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State have benefitted from donations that were organized by well-wishers in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio.
The victims are among those who were displaced three weeks ago after the members of Azande and Balanda communities clashed and displaced thousands from their ancestral homes in the South Sudanese State.
Reporting about the charity activities that kicked off last week on July 13, the acting program administrator in the Diocese of Tombura-Yambio, Kia Moses, told the press, “The Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio on Tuesday until today started giving humanitarian aid to IDPs who ran from violent attacks in Tombura, Mabenge, Gbatanzere, and Kpatanayo in Rii-Yubu Payam.”
He added in the July 17 address, “We took the food and non-food items to the IDPs; they are contributions from well-wishers from different groups in Yambio.”
On June 25, religious leaders in Equatoria State, including the Catholic Bishop of Tombura-Yambio Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, condemned the violence and decried the displacement, kidnapping and killing of people “in cold blood.”