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JAM becomes beacon of hope

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

Akech Dut Goch doesn’t know how old she is, but hazards a guess – that she is 100. She does look about a century old, as her face creases into a myriad lines and her body appears skeletal. Her slight frame is probably wizened with age, but also from a meagre diet. Yet Akech moves

Respite for a child

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the team visited the home of a family in the Pibor region who are nearing starvation. They say no other food is available to them other than wild fruit. The situation is heart-breaking – it takes three hours each way to walk to find the fruit-bearing trees, and

World Water Day 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017 by

Clean water is a basic human right, but the hard reality is that 319 million people in sub-saharan Africa don’t have access to safe water. Water related diseases are responsible for many illnesses and deaths in rural communities. Women and children in Africa are responsible for the collection of water and often walk for up

Famine Stalks South Sudan

Friday, 10 March 2017 by

Since December 2013, almost three million people have fled from the brutal war that began in Juba and quickly fanned out into the country. In late February this year, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan and the situation is expected to worsen sharply as the lean season, four months away, draws near. In

World Hunger Day

Thursday, 28 May 2015 by

On the 28th of May, JAM invites you to join us as we embrace the growing worldwide community of activists determined to mark World Hunger Day. We encourage each one of our loyal supporters to make it a day of significant action in our on-going struggle against hunger. The millions of Red Bowls we fill

JAM Reporter Newsletter

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 by

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 50,000 children in South Sudan could die from starvation in 2014. On July 25, the United Nations (UN) Security Council issued a statement, which called the escalating humanitarian crisis in the country as “catastrophic” and that “food insecurity in South Sudan is now the worst in the

Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The life of a three-year-old girl is supposed to be about dolls, ‘tea parties’ and jungle gyms. Aurelia Chaomgende’s life is certainly a far cry from this. Her stature and energy levels are poorly developed compared to that of her peers, which is evident in her peeling skin, weak body, protruding rib cage, and flaky

Children get fighting chance

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The tragedy and injustice of a child dying from a lack of food should not happen in 2013. Sadly, cases of acute malnutrition are not uncommon in Africa. It is an injustice that Joint Aid Management (JAM) and its donors are fighting in Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and South Sudan. JAM distributes lifesaving F75 and

Building opportunities to dream

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

Manuel Antonio and Amelia Mateus are both students at EPC Josina Machel, a school for grades one to seven outside Beira in Sofala Province, Mozambique. The school is a beneficiary of JAM’s Nutritional School Feeding Program, which supplies 382 013 children in Mozambique with a nutritious Corn Soya Blend meal every school day. With an

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