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Vatican pledges $500,000 for South Sudan crisis

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June 21, 2017(BOR) - The Rome-based Vatican has announced a $500,000 donation from Pope Francis to support South Sudan crisis.

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Pope Francis recieves the flag of South Sudan from Choul Laam (Vatican photo)

The donation, according to a statement, would be channelled through Caritas along with other two Catholic groups working in South Sudan to support education, health and agriculture projects in the country.

Caritas International made this announcement on 21 June.

South Sudan, the United Nations say, has nearly 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and that an estimated 6 million people were likely to experience severe food insecurity in the coming weeks.

“The Holy Father does not forget the unheard and silent victims of this bloody and in human conflict, and he does not forget all those people who are forced to flee their native country as a result of abuse, injustice and war,” partly reads Caritas’s statement.

Caritas International’s Secretary General, Michel Roy said the Pope wants much more to be done to end the suffering in South Sudan.

“The world needs to follow the example of Pope Francis and not abandon South Sudan,” said Roy.

He called for an increase in humanitarian support for South Sudan.

The donation from the Pontiff will reportedly cover three projects, including supporting two hospitals run by the Comboni sisters in Wau and Tombura in Gbudue states. Others are for the purchase of seeds and tools in Tombura, Yei, Torit, Malakai and Juba for 2,250 families.

Also earmarked to benefit from the fund are teachers, nurses, midwives, agriculturalists and the community leaders in Yambio.

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  • 22 June 10:10, by Dengda

    More tear from my eye, I could believe such rich country with abundances resources could be beggar, which has been bring forth by poor leadership, bad policies, selfish and corrupt politicians. blaming things on rebellion is lame accuses. Rebels are those who reject wrong things, I applauded those who reject Kiir’s leadership, may be for those who like to be rewarded with position.

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    • 22 June 10:23, by PEACE FOR ALL

      Dengda.
      we should have to blame the rebels because they are worsening the situation. if they reject the bad governance, they can not take up arm and kill innocent people. there is no solution through arm. lets your guys lay down arm and join national dialogue.

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      • 22 June 10:53, by Dengda

        Against you miss the point, National Dialogue is Ice on the cake, its supposedly to cement ACRSS after being successfully implemented, ND meant to iron out and reconciled our differences and to search lost soul. I failed to understand why intellectuals don’t differentiated the two, ND is like national prayers held back in April & is not solution to our problem without ACRSS fully implemented

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      • 22 June 11:07, by Theallseeingeye

        PEACE FOR ALL
        firstly, I suggest you chance ur name to ’PEACE FOR DINKA’. Second, those who took up arms have beein forced to do so, thirdly. who do you think all the People in PoC and refugees camp are hiding and running from? it is not the very Gov that u r parsing?

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      • 22 June 11:25, by Theallseeingeye

        hey Dengda.
        check this, what about National Contribution or NC, National Week-end or NW, National Begging International Communities and Donner for Funds or NBICDF, National bribing JEMC to Isolate Machar or NBJEMCIM or National Blaming Rebels for South Sudan Gov Failure or NBRSSGF or National Kissing M7 A** or NKM7A

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  • 22 June 14:30, by Sunday Junup

    Why Pope donate those Money this time? I hope he is not fueling the war by donating money in name of development knowing that there is no development even in J1.

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  • 22 June 16:06, by Kojok Lueth

    The donation is for Crisis not for development

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  • 6 July 09:46, by yusufnurabdussalam5

    The information is very good and very useful. I really like it and I am also waiting for the post information
    Obat Tradisional Gejala Tipes
    Cara Mengobati Kram Otot Kaki

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