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South Sudan

The UN Security Council has labelled the situation in South Sudan a ‘catastrophe’ and the food crisis which it faces, the worst in the world. JAM has been active in the country since 2002, working to assist with stabilizing food insecurity and implementing sustainable solutions. Women and children account for 83% of the refugees in

Uganda

Uganda, home to the largest refugee population in Africa currently faces massive humanitarian challenges with the current population expected to reach 100 million by 2050 (WFP Uganda ). Thousands are reaching Uganda monthly, with up to 400 refugees arriving daily. In partnership with the Uganda Refugee and Disaster Management Council (URDMC), JAM is focused on

JAM International Response to Cyclone Idai

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of 14 to 15 March 2019 near Beira City, Sofala Province, in central Mozambique. The cyclone brought torrential rains and winds to Sofala, Zambezia, Manica and Inhambane provinces. Beira and other districts of Sofala province are facing power and communication outages, according to initial reports from the

The Extraordinary Life Of Peter Pretorius

Peter Pretorius was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He recounts his childhood - a "riches to rags" story set in South Africa's apartheid era. The injustices he witnessed would greatly influence him later in life when his father's brush with death set Peter on a transformational path to salvation. This book recounts what it was

In Memory of Peter Pretorius

On the 9th of August 2018, the world lost a legend, the poverty stricken in Africa lost one of their greatest champions, we lost our leader, Ann lost her partner and husband, the Pretorius family lost their father and Oupa and heaven welcomed a true hero. Our JAM father Peter Pretorius passed away and went

JAM Wins USAID’s Water Secure World Photo Contest

JAM was recently nominated in the Top Overall category for USAID’s Water Secure World Photo Contest, thanks to the winning image taken by Clint Still. Titled, ‘In Angola, There’s Magic In The Water’, the photo was taken after Mbovo Village in Angola received its first water pump, which saves them hours walking to contaminated water

Press Release : JAM to Receive Prestigious Award

Johannesburg – One of South Africa’s longest running humanitarian organisations will on Saturday 10th February receive the prestigious South African Department of International Relations Ubuntu Award in recognition of its work on the continent of Africa. Joint Aid Management International (JAM), a locally founded international NGO, has for more than 30 years committed itself to turning

Ubuntu Awards South Africa 2018

Our founders, Peter and Ann Pretorius, are proud recipients on behalf of the JAM team, of the 4th annual Ubuntu 2018 award in the Social Responsibility category. South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to the award winners saying, ” Those who received this award should know that this is an honor in remembrance of

Western Cape Crisis: local NGO to drill for water press release

“Livelihoods slowly crumbling to dust” is how a Times Live article, this week, described the Western Cape water crisis. It’s a topic nobody can avoid as it dominates newswires around the globe, even as far afield as the USA, with the New York Times headline reading ‘Dangerously Low on Water, Cape Town Now Faces Day

JAM becomes beacon of hope

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 of lines and her body appears skeletal. Her slight frame is probably wizened with age, but also from a meagre diet. Yet Akech

Respite for a child

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

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

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

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

Saving lives in famine and crisis hit 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

Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

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

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

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

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

Diseases attack malnourished children

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

Reaching for a dream

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