A displaced child whose family fled the war in Sudan stands outside their shelter at the Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, March 11.(Reuters/Hereward Holland)
A displaced child whose family fled the war in Sudan stands outside their shelter at the Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, March 11.
(Reuters/Hereward Holland)

Over Half a Million Sudanese Christians Forced to Leave

March 16, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
A massive persecution of Christians by an Islamic government is under way in Sudan.
 

An estimated 700,000 Sudanese, most of them Christian, must leave the country for South Sudan by April under a law passed by the north after South Sudan voted to secede.

The law states that any deemed ethnically South Sundanese must leave the north or apply for “alien residency.” This is despite the fact that many—some studies even say most—of these people have lived their whole lives in north Sudan. Human Rights Watch warns: “Statements and actions of Sudanese government officials indicate that they are reading these laws to mean that anyone living in Sudan with even one great-grandparent born in South Sudan will lose their Sudanese citizenship, irrespective of whether they have acquired—or want to acquire—South Sudanese citizenship.”

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