Nutritional Feeding

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

Reaching for a dream

Monday, 13 October 2014 by

The scars of a war are evident throughout South Sudan. There is very little infrastructure and unimaginable poverty, and the battleground relics litter the landscape. One of the (many) visible reminders of the past 50 years, comprising a brutal independence war from Sudan, can be seen and felt in the story of Alek Mawien. Just

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

JAM’s farm, a first for Africa

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

JAM believes in the importance of innovative thinking in order to move forward positively. The work done over the years at the Pambarra Life Center at Vilankulos, Mozambique – and our vision for the future – are good examples of JAM’s focused intent to keep on pushing the boundaries of its development work in order

The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, has had much international attention focused on it since it gained independence in 2011. Sadly, South Sudan is currently one of the most poorly developed African countries and faces a long process of social and economic development. Seeing the need and desperation in South Sudan, JAM began programs in

For 30 years, JAM has been providing nutritional relief and school feeding, not only for survival, but also to encourage school attendance and getting an education. We have expanded our programs into agriculture to provide communities with much needed capacity to grow their own food. JAM’s programs have been instrumental in encouraging children to get

For decades, organizations around the world, including JAM, have been working tirelessly to alleviate poverty in Africa. JAM has created its own movement for change, which is committed to making Africa a prosperous continent. However, there are still far too many destitute people in Africa and others who are dying of hunger and diseases exacerbated

Drought conditions continue to affect most of the southern part of Angola and many rural households are experiencing the effects of a second year of poor rainfall and significant crop losses, which are estimated to be between 40 and 70 percent. This situation contributes to the problem of both moderate and severe malnutrition cases among

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