Samaritan’s Purse: Sudan Refugee crisis escalates

9/4/2012

An article from Samaritan's Purse.

In recent weeks, the situation in Sudan has gone from bad to worse. Refugees are streaming out of the Nuba Mountains, where relief workers are not allowed, across the border into South Sudan. I've seen mothers and children living in caves to escape bombs from their own government, eating bugs and leaves to keep from starving.

People like these are walking for days to escape from Sudan into South Sudan, where Samaritan’s Purse operates refugee camps that are swelling by hundreds every day. In recent days, the number of severely malnourished children in our feeding centers has increased dramatically. We need to drill another well every week just to keep up with the population.

The refugees are fleeing political turmoil and persecution in Sudan. Protesters have taken to the streets of the capital city, Khartoum, demanding an end of President Omar al-Bashir's 23 year regime. Hehas been indicted for war crimes in Dafur, and now his government has revoked the citizenship of thousands of southerns, many of them Christians. At least five churches and Bible college built by Samaritan’s Purse in the Nuba Mountains have been bombed or raided in the past year.

To Donate or for more information about Sudan, please visit:
https://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/Giving/Project_Donations/




Keywords: Samaritan’s Purse, Sudan, Refugee, crisis, Christian





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