Bradford Diocese helps Sudanese caught up in conflict
A Sudanese Bishop is visiting Bradford this week to raise awareness of the dire situation in Sudan, where thousands have been displaced by the conflict there.
The Diocese of Bradford has a close link with the Anglican churches in Sudan, and has raised nearly £100,000 to help the displaced people - both Christian and Muslim alike. The church is one of the very few bodies able to distribute relief. (Lack of agreement between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (North) has prevented access for humanitarian assistance.)
On Friday 12 October, Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail (Bishop of Kadugli in the Nuba Mountains) will be visiting Oxenhope Church of England Primary School (9.15-10am) where he'll take part in the school assembly and meet children and staff. The school has linked up with Hope School, a primary school near the border with Southern Sudan, and has helped build new classrooms and employ extra staff. While many schools have shut down, Hope school continues to remain open.
Earlier this week, Bishop Andudu met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, who has since called for help for the 850,000 people displaced in South Kordofan and Blue Nile. He said, “Food and basic essentials are urgently needed by the displaced population. The international community needs to wake up to the gravity of the situation."
Bishop Andudu says, "Many are living in caves in the Nuba mountains to protect themselves from the fighting. There is severe famine there, people are sick and children are dying every day"
For more details contact Ven David Lee, 07711 671351