South Sudan

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

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

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

In South Sudan, a country that has never known peace, prosperity or development but war, exploitation and suffering, cattle are the lifeblood of the people. Cattle have always been a stable source of income and an indicator of wealth for the majority of the population. The United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimated in

Reaching for a dream

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 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

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