South Sudan’s civil war threatens the country’s fabrics

Internally Displaced People settling in at Timbiro church premises, in Yambio. Picture by Mark Poulinho | 18 July 2018

The church in South Sudan has had decades of history of immunity from attacks by armed forces. But that is increasingly changing, especially in South Sudan’s former Equatoria State. Residents, including church priests no longer feel safe at church, and consequently they enter bigger towns for refuge. Security situation in the area has worsened, after signing of the Khartoum Declarations of Agreement Between Parties of the Conflict in South Sudan. Oliver Charles has been following the developments in the area, and brings us this story.