South Sudan Update- February 15, 2014
Today February 15, 2014, a memorial service for those who had been murdered in Jalle last month by the rebels was held here in Juba, South Sudan. Government officials as well as community leaders delivered speeches in remembrance of the deceased. It was painful to hear the story told by one member of parliament in Jonglei state assembly about a pregnant woman who was killed, had an operation with the baby alive and the baby later got killed. I also saw a documentary about the situation in Bor and it is heartbreaking. It is also sad my people are rejecting forgiveness and peace with Nuer at the presence moment.
I was able to visit IDPs in the camps and the situation is horrible. I am also planning to go to Bor but no flights that go to Bor. Roads are not safe for traveling as well. Will keep you posted about reports about the donations to the community. Two big tracks full of foods left to deliver them food and more will follow as the community continue to collect more fundings. I am very impress so far by how much my people are committed to supporting vulnerable people at this time of needs. Continue to pray for peace and forgiveness.