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South Sudan 2017

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Josephine Murigi, a sister of Our Lady of the Missions and a member of Solidarity with South Sudan, walks with children in a camp for more than 5,000 displaced people in Riimenze, in South Sudan's Gbudwe State, what was formerly Western Equatoria. Families here were displaced at the beginning of 2017 as fighting between government soldiers and rebels escalated.<br />
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Murigi, originally from Kenya, also provides pastoral accompaniment in the Riimenze parish, which has been overwhelmed with the displaced families. <br />
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Solidarity with South Sudan is an international network of Catholic groups that provides training in South Sudan to teachers and health workers, as well as offering pastoral accompaniment to the people of the world's newest nation. Solidarity and Caritas Austria have both supported efforts by the diocese to ensure that the displaced families here have food, shelter and water.