Sudan Forces Its Christians Out

Thursday, March 22, 2012

by Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (Worthy News)-- Thousands of Christians stripped of their citizenship are now being forced out of Sudan in the wake of the South's secession back in January 2011.

Christians have until April 8 to either leave the Islamic northern state, or be treated as foreigners under a regime that is openly hostile to non-Arabs and non-Muslims.

Christians remaining in Sudan after the April deadline may face increased persecution, or forced repatriation; in either case, thousands of refugees to South Sudan will surely trigger a humanitarian crisis.

The Sudanese ultimatum comes as the new state of South Sudan struggles with a food shortage caused by a drought that has ruined its crops. The UN World Food Program estimates that as many as five million people in South Sudan will suffer from malnutrition this year.

Further, South Sudan's resources are already being strained by the arrival of refugees from South Kordofan and the Blue Nile where 185,000 have already fled the latest genocidal campaign of a dictator demanding a purely Arab Islamic state.

"Despite the end of the long civil war and independence of South Sudan, Christians in both nations continue to suffer grievously," said Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Aid. "South Sudan is taking the strain as hundreds of thousands of people flee from President Omar al-Bashir’s ongoing brutal campaign to Islamize and Arabize Sudan completely. Our brothers and sisters need our help and prayers as they are forced to leave their homes and rebuild their lives elsewhere."

3 thoughts on “Sudan Forces Its Christians Out

  1. Heavenly Father, I lift up your people, your children, over in Sudan that are being driven away from their homes.  Please send help and encouragement to keep their hearts in you, Lord, in Jesus' name.

  2. This is why the influx into the US must be stopped. We are mostly Christians and are continuously persecuted in this country for our beliefs and expecting people to behave in a moral fashion.

  3. 2013. Not only are sudanese christians been forced to leave but expat christian workers in sudan in NGO's, Schools and language students learning Arabic have been forced out over the past months because they are christians, Their cars are impounded by security officers,, Laptops, cell phones cars, property in homes, ipads and camera's have been taken and nothing can be done, Most of the embassy's do nothing and it is sad that your embassy will not take a stand to protect you there,, This is happening now and the world needs to know that the situation in North Sudan is tense and serious. Pray for the local sudanese who are facing persecution.

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