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Taking care of thousands of displaced people, hoping that the truce holds

(Juba, South Sudan)- A fragile truce has been declared by both sides in the struggle for power in South Sudan, those loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of his deputy and traditional opponent Riek Machar. However, it is not yet time to breathe a sigh of relief. The Salesians from Juba, the capital of the country, send this report: "Our country is plunged back into disorder. There has been heavy shooting for three days. Hundreds of people have been killed and the damage is severe. Many essential goods are lacking. Continue to pray for us, we are experiencing a very serious humanitarian crisis in our country. "

"A multitude of people and a shortage of food." The displaced people in Gumbo are seeking help

(Juba, South Sudan) - The outbreak of violence started on 7 July in the South Sudan capital, Juba. They ended (or at least ceased temporarily) from midnight on 11 July, with the ceasefire. Since 12 July several foreign nationals, with the diplomatic assistance of their respective countries, have started to leave. The streets are apparently open and vehicles are beginning to move back to the city. But it is deserted, with hospitals, schools, factories, shops ... all closed.

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