Posts Categorized: Sudan

CSI Responds to Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

“When I was a young person in South Sudan, no one ate leaves, but now people are very desperate and they eat anything they can find to save their lives.” Franco Majok, CSI’s program manager for South Sudan, said this to us last month after completing a CSI food relief mission in North Bahr el… Read more »

700 People Rescued from Slavery Since February

  In two separate liberation actions in February 2015 and April 2015, underground networks in North Sudan supported by CSI have rescued 700 people from slavery, and repatriated them to their homeland of South Sudan! Among the slavery survivors are: Ayel Gau Wany – “I was captured with my mother and three sisters when I… Read more »

CSI Brings Freed Slave to Nairobi for Medical Treatment

CSI was able to liberate Abuk Atak Athian, 37, from slavery in Islamist North Sudan in September 2014. During her 16 years in slavery, she was never allowed to see a doctor – even as she began suffering from a terrible goiter on her throat. Thanks to CSI’s donors, we have now taken her to… Read more »

Over 300 People Freed from Slavery Before Christmas

On December 6 and 7, 329 people were freed from slavery in Sudan through CSI’s underground slave liberation network, and returned to their homeland in South Sudan. The enslaved people were either abducted during Sudan’s Islamist regime’s genocide against South Sudan from 1983-2005, or born into slavery. This brings the total number of people freed… Read more »

400 People Freed from Slavery!

On September 26 and 27, 400 people were freed from slavery in Sudan through CSI’s underground slave liberation network, and returned to their homeland in South Sudan. The enslaved people were either abducted during Sudan’s Islamist regime’s genocide against South Sudan from 1983-2005, or born into slavery. Thanks to CSI’s donors, they are all free!

Father and Son Reunited After Years in Slavery!

Michael Yom Malit was rescued from slavery in North Sudan through CSI’s underground slave liberation network in 2008.  In February 2014, we visited him at the church where he serves as a catechist, and he told us his story: I was a slave in Da’en, in Darfur, for many, many years.  My wife and our… Read more »

In South Sudan, CSI is Still Liberating Slaves!

Despite the tragic fighting affecting large areas of South Sudan, in North Bahr el-Ghazal state, where CSI operates, there is peace, and CSI is continuing to free people from slavery in North Sudan and bring them home. 700 people have been freed so far in 2014! Abuk and Angom, sisters, were separated for fifteen years… Read more »

An Update on the Current Conflict in South Sudan

Dr. John Eibner, CEO, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA): Violent political power struggles are currently creating humanitarian disasters throughout the north of sub-Saharan Africa from Nigeria and  Mali in the west, through Central African Republic to Sudan and Somalia in the East. The sudden eruption of a headline-grabbing armed rebellion in South Sudan just before Christmas… Read more »

Pastor recounts stories of South Sudan slavery for Marin Catholic students

March 1, 2013 Megan Hansen Marin Independent Journal A Denver pastor is using her personal stories about freeing South Sudanese slaves to inspire Marin Catholic High School students to support her cause and advocate an end to slavery. The Rev. Heidi McGinness has been working with Christian Solidarity International — a nonprofit human rights organization… Read more »

Slave Rescue Mission in Progress!

Dear Friends, As you read this, my team and I are in South Sudan meeting with a group of people who have been rescued from slavery by CSI’s underground network. Learn More about our slave redemption program here These people are returning home with nothing but the clothes on their back.  Many of them have illnesses and severe wounds from… Read more »