At around eleven years, South Sudan is the youngest country globally. However, the Christian-majority nation gained independence from Muslim-majority Sudan in 2011. In the Jihadist attack on Chirstian South Sudanese, around 57 houses were destroyed and 28 people lost their lives.
In the latest months, jihadists tried their best to influence the area.
As Bishop Joseph Mamer Manot dispatched to the Barnabus Fund before this month, moreover, massive displacement happed in the country, and the humanitarian situation is getting worse as food and other properties have been burned into ashes, leaving people without shelter, even they do not have food to eat and safe & clean water to drink.
According to the Christan from the area, after an attack happened, the country left twenty-eight dead and at least fifty-seven homes destroyed. However, “Islam is now overspreading South Sudan.” They added, South Sudan is the gate of strategic place, and that will be the gate to Africa because it shares the border with Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, and Uganda.
Moreover, the Jihadists’ primary goal is one right now, and that is to crush Christians but is an essential component of what’s going on.
According to one local priest, this attack is horrific and sinful. “Tragically, the ones who are suffering because of the severe persecution are the people of God,” he wrote on his Facebook account.
From January, Loikaw, the capital of Kayah state, has strengthened fighting between local defence groups opposed to Tatmadaw and their coup. The junta also launches airstrikes and fires artillery against civilians.
According to the sources by the UN, more than 650 houses are burnt, and other civilian properties, including churches, sanctuaries and schools, have been destroyed in Kayah state since May last year.
According to the rough estimation, 170,000 people have to leave their homes in Myanmar’s Kayah state due to worsening attacks. Meanwhile, aid groups’ also provide food, and regular basic necessities have been foiled by the Tatmadaw.