South Sudan announced today it would withdraw its troops from the disputed border territory its forces recently acquired, thereby avoiding an all-out war with neighboring Sudan.
Christian aid workers warned of a looming "all-out war" between Sudan and South Sudan with thousands of Christians in both nations seeking shelter.
Thousands of Christians stripped of their citizenship are now being forced out of Sudan in the wake of the South's secession back in January 2011.
Christians in Sudan and newly created South Sudan face possible detention, beatings and even death amid a "deteriorating humanitarian situation" with thousands of people being killed this year alone, aid workers and Christians said in statements obtained by Worthy News Sunday, January 22.
Sudanese civilians living in the Western Nile Region of Southern Sudan have been deliberately targeted and displaced by Islamic Government Forces and militia (see "U.S. condemns abuses against civilians in Sudan" Associated Press, 2/11/03). Many have fled to the town of Nimule, where Operation Nehemiah operates a newly acquired hospital.
WASHINGTON (BP)--The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom received in its first hearing a variety of recommendations on halting the religious persecution and civil war in Sudan, but there seemed to be widespread agreement on one sentiment -- the United States can do more.