According to a World Bank report, South Sudan remains in a serious humanitarian crisis. Two-thirds of country’s population, 8.9 million people, are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance in 2022, an increase of 600,000 since 2021, the report further indicates.
In the June 21 report, the 58-year-old Bishop who has been at the helm of CDTY since his Episcopal Ordination in June 2008 challenges the youth in the country that gained independence from Sudan in July 2011 to be critical about foreign aid.
Young people in South Sudan “need to think critically not to inherit the spirit of receiving donations which will make their mind set in expecting both humanitarian and social services to be offered by the donors,” Bishop Hiiboro says.
“The current generation must now till the fertile land of South Sudan and subdue it since it is the only way South Sudanese will liberate their minds from always saying thank you for donations which are owned by the international well-wishers whose temporary support cannot be compared to what the entire government, churches and all South Sudanese can offer by themselves to their country and to the next generation,” he further says in the June 21 report.
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