The past month has been a hard one in South Sudan. Following an alleged coup attempt, the President, Salva Kiir, accused the former Vice President, Riek Machar, of fomenting rebellion against his rule. From the middle of December until now, the UN has estimated that there have been over 1,000 deaths and 201,000 internally displaced people. Since we last updated you on how the violent outbreak has affected Tito, our Sudan & South Sudan Country Director, we have received more news from the field and wanted to share:
Tito ended up evacuating his family, taking his wife and children to stay with friends in Uganda. Tito himself has been in Nairobi, Kenya for the past week and a half working on his Master’s degree program and will go to Uganda to be with his family today. He plans to take them back home for the next few weeks unless the violence increases or circumstances worsen, but all have remained safe and for this we are thankful. Please continue to be in prayer for the protection of Tito, his family, and all African Leadership students and teachers in South Sudan.