South Sudan

Remembering Alice: Refugees in Uganda Then And Now

Nikki van der Gaag | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Nikki van der Gaag

Twenty years ago, Nikki van der Gaag, now Director of Gender Justice and Women's Rights at Oxfam, visited Ikafe, a refugee settlement in northern Ugan...

One Million Refugees. One Million Needless Tragedies

Carey Lodge | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Carey Lodge

Uganda is now hosting one million South Sudanese refugees © World Vision 2017 It's been one year since Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uga...

Hunger In South Sudan: Don't Let The Rainy Season Become The Dying Season

John Loreom | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
John Loreom

I tell these mothers to just keep going. Dig for hours to find water underground. Walk for days to find nuts in the bush. Skip meal after meal to keep your children alive. Help is coming. And until then you just have to survive. That's what I tell myself every day when I miss my family painfully and get up, get ready for work, and just keep going.

Family Planning Services Are Desperately Needed In Conflicts And Disasters

Hana Pauls | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Hana Pauls

Mary explained that where she works, a typical day involves two trained midwives looking after around 50 women. What an astonishing contrast to the hospital where I work, where we try to achieve one-to-one care, so that a woman in established labour has one midwife who looks after her throughout her labour and birth.

A Story Of Survival

Larissa Schneider | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Larissa Schneider

24-year-old Nyawal is learning crocheting and beading and has recently enrolled in numeracy and literacy classes, where, she proudly explains, she has...

Changing The Lives Of Disabled People In South Sudan: The Real Impact Of The Humanitarian Disability Charter

Aleema Shivji | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Aleema Shivji

Nine years since I was last here, I'm back in South Sudan, the world's newest nation. Part of the work I am doing here, with our team, is to implement...

Those Who Say The Refugee Crisis Is Not Our Problem, Are The Problem

Liam Cunningham | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Liam Cunningham

In total, almost 900,000 South Sudanese refugees are now living in Uganda. Half a million are children. It is, the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. Uganda is far from a wealthy country, yet they have opened up their borders to a massive influx of people fleeing conflict.

H&M UK Converts Plastic Bag Charges In To £1million Cash For Children

Kate Goldman-Toomey | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Style
Kate Goldman-Toomey

Nyapour, from South Sudan, was only 9 when conflict came to her village. Forced to flee with her mum, she described how "I was very frightened by the war. I saw so many people wounded and men shooting guns, it was very bad."

Immunisations: Saving Lives, Whatever It Takes

Nicholas Alusa | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Nicholas Alusa

Measles is a highly contagious, horrific disease. If left untreated it can lead to death. There's no specific treatment. All us medics can do is isolate the sufferer, give them vitamin A, and hope for the best.

Why Critics Of South Sudan Humanitarian Aid Have Got It Wrong

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

The caustic nature of the dialogue and sheer volume of comments was shocking. Some people said they didn't see the point of supporting the appeal because they'd been donating for years and it hadn't made one iota of difference. They're wrong.

Time Is Running Out To Stop Famine In South Sudan

Lily Partland | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Lily Partland

An hour and a half northeast of South Sudan's capital Juba by light plane, near the border with Ethiopia, the parched red earth below is dotted with bright green trees. Within weeks, the wet season rains will turn this 'runway' or strip of bare earth that we land on, into a muddy quagmire, making access incredibly difficult. Travelling by four wheel drive to one of Save the Children's treatment centres for malnourished young children, we travel down a picturesque avenue of trees, their canopies providing welcome relief from the hot day.

Fighting Famine: A Week In South Sudan

Anna Foster | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK
Anna Foster

The signs of home are everywhere. A small boy playing football dressed in a faded Arsenal shirt. The Union flag fluttering on the shop awning fashioned from old tarpaulins. But this isn't the UK. It's South Sudan. And it's a country in crisis.

A Repeat Of Ethiopia Famine Would Be Catastrophic For East Africa's Children

Mike Penrose | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Mike Penrose

New mother Nyankan and her baby Both have endured much since he was born in Bor, South Sudan. Malnourished since birth, the two-month-old has been get...

The British Public's Staggering Response To The Hunger Crisis In East Africa

Saleh Saeed | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Saleh Saeed

It's just one week on from the launch of DEC's East Africa Crisis Appeal and we have been completely overwhelmed by the incredible response from the British public. We've also had generous donations from the UK government, trusts and companies and many high profile figures, including the Queen and Prince Charles. To date, a staggering £32 million has been raised for East Africa... Sadly, though the scale of this response also reflects the severity of the situation; hunger is looming on a massive scale across East Africa.

Famines Are Man-Made. We Have The Power To Prevent Them.

Mark Goldring | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Mark Goldring

Last week, Oxfam chartered a small plane and distributed beans, rice and oil in Panyijar in South Sudan. This was very much a last resort - not least because of the expense - but it was the only way to reach these communities and keep them alive.

Christmas Crises, Humanitarian Disasters, And Hope

Johan Eldebo | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Johan Eldebo

Sometimes I struggle with Christmas. It is that time of the year when there is an expectation to be happy. And yet when I look out the window, there ...

'The Past Will Not Let Me Sleep': One Sudan Refugee Shares His Harrowing Story

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

Hassan Hassan was just seven years old when his father was killed by janjaweed - the militia which operates in Darfur, Sudan. “I remember it exactly...

South Sudan Crisis: A Failure Of A Half-Hearted International Community?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK
Alistair Burnett

Responsibility for the unfolding disaster in South Sudan can also be laid at the door of the international community. The United States, for instance, was instrumental in pushing for its independence, but was not prepared for the long term commitment required to build a functioning state.

Why UN Intervention Brigade Spells Doom for South Sudan

Mading Ngor | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Mading Ngor

Our glaring failures of self-governance must not be a pretext to force through a UN backed intervention brigade in South Sudan. An intervention force with a mandate to disarm our national army and takeover important installations will create a "Somalia" in the Republic of South Sudan.

Is There a Third Force Involved in South Sudan's Crisis?

Rachael Akidi | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Rachael Akidi

Machar is insinuating there could be a third party involved. Should we therefore believe Riek Machar's claims? And if so, who could this be? Could it be an internal or external force? Or is this just an attempt by both leaders to extricate themselves from blame for this recent violence?

South Sudan's Fifth Anniversary: Marked by Silence and Hope

Rachel Lees | Posted 08.07.2017 | UK
Rachel Lees

This Saturday, July 9, marks the fifth birthday of the world's newest nation. This year however South Sudan won't be commemorating its independence from Sudan with the same joyful celebrations as in 2011.

Celebrating UN Peacekeepers

Baroness Anelay | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

There may be obstacles on the way to reaching our peacekeeping goals, but we are more committed and determined than ever to overcome them in order to ensure peacekeeping delivers for the UK and the wider world.

Older Voices in Humanitarian Crises: Calling for Change

Toby Porter | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK
Toby Porter

We need to listen to the very people we are failing, those who are vulnerable and unable to access appropriate help when needed. The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to make that change - we must not let it slip through our grasp.

George Clooney To Honour World’s Modern-Day Saviours

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney is set to honour some of the world’s modern-day saviours at a ceremony in Armenia on Sunday. The $1,000,000 (£700,000) Aurora Prize ...

Women Raped In Lieu Of A Salary By South Sudan Army

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK

The government of South Sudan allowed pro-government soldiers and militia to rape female civilians during last year’s civil war, according to a harr...