“Many of the refugees in Sudan these days go to work in the agricultural fields, and some come back with nothing to show for their work. They are threatened at gunpoint and denied their wages yet the government does nothing to help,” Bishop Adwok told ACI Africa on the sidelines of a meeting of the Bishops’ Administrative Board in South Sudan’s capital Juba.
The Auxiliary Bishop of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese added, “It is unbearable that the dignity of South Sudanese is being infringed upon by those expected to be protecting them and offering them refuge.”
He observed that many students who come to Kosti refugee camp located south of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, to sit for their Sudan School Certificate have been found to have food poison in their systems.
“The students were rescued in the hospital and it is hard to understand the person who could give contaminated food to youngsters in the examination centres,” the Bishop said and added, “There is hardly any justice for ills perpetrated against a southerner living in the north.”