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Caritas to aid 100,000 in South Sudan

Catholic World News - June 13, 2011

Caritas International, the confederation of Catholic relief and development agencies, has announced that it will provide aid to 100,000 people in South Sudan over the next year.

Two million lost their lives in the long Sudanese civil war (1983-2005) between the Muslim north and the largely animist and Christian south. South Sudan will become an independent nation on July 9.

“The people of South Sudan have an historic opportunity to put years of conflict behind them,” said Darren Hercyk of Catholic Relief Services. “Caritas will remain committed to supporting the Church in South Sudan. We will join with them in building a country where access to the basics like clean water, health care, an education and safe birth delivery is guaranteed.”

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