In Sudan, the ACN aid is all the more critical because the Islamist government of Omar al-Bashir has refused access to many international agencies offering help.
Children represent a significant proportion of the homeless and Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Adwok of Khartoum is determined to extend the Khartoum Archdiocese’s Save the Saveable initiative aimed at providing food and schooling for destitute youngsters.
South Sudan’s retired Bishop Paride Taban or Torit said help is especially urgent as in some ways this is the worst conflict in a region which has known only 10 years of peace in the last 60 years.
Bishop Paride told ACN: “The Church is a Good Shepherd. We are looking for the lost sheep and we need your words of consolation and whatever help you can give our traumatized and suffering people.”