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28 Octubre 2014

Hoy nos llegan muy malas noticias de Juba, en Sudan del Sur. 5 hombres armados han entrado este domingo en el Convento de las Daughters of Mary Inmaculate (DMI). Las han atacado, malherido, y las han robado todas sus pertenencias. Su mayor preocupación es que se han llevado sus ordenadores con fotografías de los proyectos y la contabilidad...


Estuve viviendo en esa casa varios días hace unos meses. Mientras dormíamos o tratábamos de dormir, escuchábamos tiros. La casa está en una zona aislada, fuera de la ciudad. La Embajadora de EEUU vino una noche a cenar a su casa. Cada 10 minutos se reemplazaban los guardaespaldas con chalecos antibala. Debían estar completamente alerta para defender a la Embajadora que pasó allí unas horas. Yo pasé unos días y percibí el riesgo de vivir ahí, sin agua, sin luz, en las afueras de la capital de un país en el que todo el mundo tiene armas.

Desgraciadamente ha ocurrido, las han atacado, las han robado, han hecho que unas Santas que dan la vida por los demás tengan ahora miedo. pero ahí siguen y ahí seguirán.

Nosotros, desde aquí, nos comprometemos a seguir ayudándolas para que ellas puedan a su vez seguir ayudando a los más necesitados en un país que sufre y carece de todo... Por carecer, hasta carece de paz...

Los que no habéis tenido la suerte de conocerlas podéis visitar aquí unas fotos con su trabajo en Juba, fundamentalmente con los desplazados por la Guerra:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5393906/1402_Sudan_Juba_DMI.pptx

También se puede ver en la web de AD otras fotografías y explicación de alguno de los proyectos que hemos realizado con ellas en Juba: http://www.africadirecto.org/index.php?m=Noticias&op=ver&nid=401 (tambien colaboramos ahora con un proyecto agricola cerca de Juba, para apoyar a 100 familias, y otros proyectos educativos en Gogrial).

Sin extenderme más copio la carta que me acaban de enviar:

Theft and badly beaten up DMI sisters in Juba

Dear We would like to bring to your kind notice the unfortunate incident that occurred on 26th of Oct-2014 at 1.30 PM in Juba South Sudan in DMI house cum office.  On 26TH Sunday our DMI sisters were busy in attending Sunday mass services in the parishes and in the sub stations. After mass they all returned to house at 1.30 pm before they reached five robbers with gun and knife were hiding inside the campus of the house.   Sisters who are unaware of their presence checked in to the house and as usual they started to prepare lunch for the day. Within a short period five robbers with gun rushed inside the house, beaten sisters and threaten them to handover the available money. Since they kept telling about non availability of any money they aggressively pushed all sisters in to one room, snatched all mobiles and locked them in to a room.  There are nine sisters in the community and two senior sisters – DMI assistant superior General who is the senior member and sister who was trying shout about the robber presence got thoroughly beaten up by the robbers. One sister neck got badly damaged and she is under treatment.

The robbers moved around the DMI house and DMI office which is located adjacent to house, broke all room doors and removed values assets such as – computers, hard disks, mobile phones, camera, laptops, valuable vessels, clothes, money from the DMI finance office and assistant superior general rooms, landline phones, suitcases, and travel bags.  MMI fathers who came to our house after an hour helped us to come out from the locked room. All nine sisters are under fear, distress and had sleepless night.  On the same day we went and informed the incident to local police station and filed compliant. Local supporters, Arch Bishop, priests and religious people rushed after they heard the news. Arch Bishop was with us in consoling us and everyone in the diocese have witnessed our sisters committed work in the UN camps and in the rural pockets in relinquishing the suffering of the displaced and most marginalized communities. Only recently Arch Bishop and diocese appreciated the passionate work of our sisters. Even during ethnic tension many congregation shifted their base and moved from the country but we continued our work even during life threatening situation.

We are worried and anxious as we have lost critical project data, statement of accounts, reports and photos which would be of great help to generate report and strengthen our overall program aspects. Our sisters are traumatized and we would request you to continue to pray for us and for our safety.

Thanking you and I remain assured of your prayers.

With Kind regards

Sr.Viji, DMI

Mission Director 


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