The Catholic Church in South Sudan responds to the needs of refugees entering the country from Sudan while calling for greater efforts to maintain the peace process in South Sudan.
The document, signed by the 37 bishops of Tanzania, rebukes the government's undemocratic deals with the United Arab Emirates for not considering the resulting harm to the people. In particular, it mentions the Maasai communities of Loliondo, "whose cultural and social rights have been violated."
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 131 other International, National, and Local NGO's and Faith Based Organizations in asking President Biden, Secretary Mayorkas, and Secretary Blinken to Extend and Redesignate TPS for South Sudan. Temporary Protective Status (TPS) can save lives by preventing immigration enforcement from deporting South Sudanese people back to extremely dangerous conditions. South Sudan currently sees extreme violence, including targeted killings and Gender Based Violence. Only 41% of the population has access to clean water and 11% to sanitation facilities. Malaria, HIV/AIDS, COVID, Ebola, polio, and cholera are leading causes of death.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 26 other organizations in calling on Congress to reject language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would allow military contractors to skirt responsibility in reporting greenhouse gas emissions, or for the military to avoid greenhouse gas reduction initiatives altogether.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined 203 civil, human rights, and immigrant rights organizations in asking the Biden Administration not to appeal a Federal Court decision that the transit ban is illegal.
In a letter co-signed by 19 Catholic groups, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns brought to the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's attention the proposals by the Catholic Church sponsored Panamazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) in advance of the Summit of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)