- Sep 20, 2020
A peace deal between the Sudanese government and rebel groups is “a small step in the long path toward a durable, prosperous peace.”
It’s been a particularly trying year for humanitarian workers, as they face unprecedented hurdles to assist people in pre-existing crises in 54 countries, plus a further nine which have been catapulted into situations of need by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Catholic archbishop of Juba condemned “in the strongest terms possible” the murder of three young girls, killed while watching television in their Juba home.
etr Jasek is a Czech national and aid worker who was imprisoned in Sudan for over a year. Jasek, who works for Voice of the Martyrs, had been sentenced to life in prison for allegedly spying and working for an NGO without a permit. He was released in 2017.
In South Sudan, food security is still a major concern as the country braces for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Catholic Relief Services.
A controversy surrounding the installation of a new archbishop of Juba has met stiff resistance, with a group of clerics and laypeople rejecting the Vatican’s choice.