The frightened people have begun to arrive in the Salesian mission from every part of the country. "Our Church and the schools are filled to the maximum. Thousands of people are abandoned and even more are waiting to come," the report says.
"Our main concern now is how to feed the whole multitude of people seeking refuge in our mission. Our food supply is becoming scarce and we have no chance to get food and other essential items for over 3,000 people (the number is increasing by the minute). In addition, roads and airports are closed, the border with Uganda is controlled by the military and there are roadblocks everywhere so you cannot go anywhere to seek aid."
Even outside Juba, the situation is not peaceful. Indeed, in Wau there have been clashes which have also caused several casualties. These had begun even before the conflict in Juba, and had forced the Salesians to send all volunteers to Juba. But now the riots have also reached there.
"We trust that God will solve all this situation and take control" they say.