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Caritas leader: South Sudanese crisis among worst in the world

May 17, 2016

The secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, lamented the effects of the South Sudanese Civil War, which began in 2013.

“It is a forgotten war,” said Michel Roy. “We've got difficulties in raising funds to the level necessary to come to support ... and I think the whole humanitarian community is confronted [with] this issue. So there are people dying of hunger in South Sudan today.”

“The whole country is at war and destroyed,” he added. “There was not much before, but now it’s even worse. So it’s really a terrible situation, one of the worst that can exist in the world today.”

 
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