Nearly four million people have fled their homes since violence in Sudan erupted in April between the Rapid Support Forces and the Sudanese Armed Force, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Bishop Chen said that most of the refugees are “children, the elderly and women” and living in extreme poverty. He said: “I saw one group remove their veils and attach them to an emaciated tree to get some shade.”
The bishop added: “We are doing what we can to help them, with the resources that we have, but they are limited. What is more, we have our own problems with age-old internal conflicts between farmers and pastoral nomads.”
The bishop explained that conflicts often arise when cattle roaming freely enter private fields and damage crops.