Wau, 09 October, 2022 / 4:33 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese is appealing for humanitarian aid for those affected by destructive floods in multiple States in the East-Central African nation.
Last month, at least three people were killed by the floods that have reportedly displaced over 70,000 people in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan.
Speaking to journalists in Juba upon arrival from Rome on October 5, Bishop Mathew Remijo Adam expressed the Church’s spiritual solidarity with the flood victims.
“As a Church, we are deeply saddened by the suffering of the people in the Diocese as a result of floods, particularly in the Northern Bahr El Ghazal State,” Bishop Remijo said.
He added, “The Church is especially concerned about this troubling scenario in the area where many people have been adversely affected by the flood. It is truly distressing to see our Christian communities living in such a terrible situation in the States.”