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22
SEP
2014

Unrest growing in Moyo area

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Hundreds are fleeing Moyo to escape looters from South Sudan.

Hundreds are fleeing Moyo to escape looters from South Sudan.

Residents of Moyo are fleeing the area after armed bands of looters from South Sudan invaded the area.

Residents of Moyo are fleeing the area after armed bands of looters from South Sudan invaded the area.

MOYO, UGANDA – There is much unrest in the Moyo area of Uganda after a border dispute with the South Sudanese, according to United Christian Expedition / Amy For Africa missionary Dr. Floyd Paris.

The conflict has led to much looting in Moyo, he said, even though the people have very little to steal.

Seventy homes have been burned, 16 are dead, 40 are in the hospital and a thousand have fled, said Paris, who is in Moyo.

Currently, there is a joint South Sudanese and Ugandan border patrol that seems to be helping the situation, Paris said.

Christians are being targeted by armed bands of looters from South Sudan and many from Moyo are fleeing by crossing the river into Adjumani.

Paris was arriving in the Moyo area to check on the five Penne Paris Schools that are sponsored by UCE and AFA.

About the Author
Mark Maynard is co-founder of the Amy For Africa mission, and also serves as its president. Reach him at (606) 571-1031 or mark@amyforafrica.

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