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A peace initiative from the Episcopal Church comes amid a conflict in South Sudan which has devastated communities since 2011.
Only a lasting peace settlement in South Sudan can create the conditions for food security and development, says a leading NGO.
South Sudanese and international human rights, humanitarian and other NGOs have appealed to the US President.
Faith leaders in the UK have called for the death sentence on a Christian woman in Sudan to be dropped.
Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, says a new report from the UN.
Churches in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has been on a solidarity visit to South Sudan and the surrounding region.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will visit South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo later this week.
The UNHCR wants US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced people in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The United Nation said yesterday (26 December) that it hopes to have peacekeeping reinforcements on the ground South Sudan within the next 48 hours.