UN officials speak out on violence in South Sudan

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande reported yesterday on the humanitarian crisis occurring in the Jonglei state.  The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported, “The UN is mounting a ‘massive emergency support programme’ to help thousands of people return home after inter-communal clashes between the Lou Nuer and Murle communities in South Sudan’s Jonglei state.”

OCHA reports, “In 2011, more than 1,100 people have lost their lives, and some 63,000 people have been displaced by inter-communal violence in Jonglei state. The number of people killed and displaced from the latest spate of attacks is yet to be confirmed.” 

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations is working with Presbyterian World Mission and our partner churches to relay information to appropriate UN mechanisms. 

Please join us in prayer for healing and peace for our partners and all those killed, displaced and injured in this latest round of violence.

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