The Diocese of Iowa reports briefly on the Diocese of Nzara, South Sudan, from a conversation between the Rev. H. Milton Cole and the Rt. Rev. Samuel Peni, Bishop of Nzara:
The news from Nzara is not good. One result of the conflict between the Army and civilians is that civilians are very frightened. People living in rural parts of the diocese are coming into town seeking shelter and safety. Presently 15 to 20 people have moved into the bishop’s home and about 50 are living in the cathedral compound. Feeding these displaced people is putting a strain on diocese resources that is not helped by the general inflation within the country. Where a single US dollar could previously feed about 15 people now it will only feed about 10.