The Cabinet of Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis offers our compassion, prayers and support for the people of South Sudan.
War and a collapsing economy have set off a famine in South Sudan, and millions of people are in urgent need of food.
An ethnic conflict erupted three years ago, killing tens of thousands, driving millions from their homes and hindering delivery of lifesaving aid. Malnutrition rates have soared above emergency levels, and countless people have died of hunger.
Thousands of people have fled their homes, and many are living deep in the swamps or sweltering bush and surviving off wild plants and filthy water.
South Sudan constitutes one of the biggest emergencies in Africa, perhaps the largest.
The Cabinet of Interfaith Partnership calls for all people to pray for calm, peace and change.