Is there any hope for my country? I believe that there is, and that is rooted in the Church, to which two-thirds of the population belong, with the Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian Churches as the largest. Working with Muslim leaders and traditional religions, we are almost the only institution that people trust. If this pandemic is to be overcome, and South Sudan rebuilt, it will be in large part through the efforts of the Church and the Church based organisations such Cafod, Trocaire, Christian Aid and others.
While the UK government has cut aid, we have always been able to rely on the support, the prayers and the donations of ordinary people in the UK and other countries, channelled through their international charities. This enables us to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised in our society: women, children and the elderly.
Source: The Tablet