U.S. Special Envoy Speaks on Sudan and South Sudan
Description: Ambassador Donald Booth is completing almost two and half years as the U.S. special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. He will discuss the lessons learned from recent international initiatives to end violent conflict in both countries, and the road ahead for that effort and for the U.S. role.
For more information about this event, visit: http://www.usip.org/events/us-special-envoy-speaks-sudan-and-south-sudan
Despite a national dialogue in Sudan, fighting continues in Darfur and in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states. Negotiations toward ending hostilities between the government and armed opposition groups are deadlocked.
In South Sudan, the conflict has spread, most recently to the Equatoria region. United Nations agencies have warned that the conflict now poses risks of genocide, of ethnic cleansing and of famine. With the international community divided on how to respond, the United States has an important leadership role to foster lasting peace within and between the two countries.
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The Honorable Nancy Lindborg, Opening Remarks
President, U.S. Institute of Peace
Ambassador Donald Booth
U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan
Ambassador Princeton Lyman, Moderator
Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace
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Description: East Chad hosts several thousands of refugees who have fled war in Sudan. Many have lived in Chad more than a decade. In 2014 LWF introduced the program “Seeds for Solutions” so that refugees from Sudan can be self-sufficient. Thanks to the generosity of the local host community, who allocated farm land to the refuges, they have been able to start a new life. See the story of a female refugee who was able to set up a farm in Chitete and provide for herself and her family. The project is funded by the US Bureau for population, refugees and migration (BPRM) and implemented by The Lutheran World Federation program in Chad.
13 Dec 2016
Description: Crops in east Chad are often killed by drought and animals foraging for food. In 2014 LWF introduced the program, Seeds for Solutions so that refugees from Sudan can be self-sufficient while strengthening ties with their hosts. In one village, the LWF set up a vegetable garden, provided seeds and agricultural tools to the farmers. Proceeds from the surplus have enabled the community to become self-sufficient.
07 Dec 2016
Description: To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET develops a set of assumptions about likely events, their effects, and the probable responses of various actors. FEWS NET analyzes these assumptions in the context of current conditions and local livelihoods to arrive at a most likely scenario for the coming eight months.
29 Aug 2016
Description: Tens of thousands of Iraqis displaced from Fallujah don't have enough water to drink or tents for shelter. How much do you know about Iraq's new humanitarian crisis?
22 Jun 2016
Description: Malish Isaac trains dozens of Sudanese refugee teachers every week in Gendrassa refugee camp in South Sudan. He helps them improve their skills in teaching methodology, English and other subjects so they are better equipped in their primary classrooms.
29 Mar 2016
Description: The Jesuit Refugee Service offers basic English courses to adults in Maban, South Sudan. For some students, this is their first opportunity to step foot in a classroom. Mohamed Ajak, a native of Maban county, teaches dozens of Sudanese refugees in Doro refugee camp. He and his student, Farah Moshawash, share their experiences in this video.
In 2015, JRS offered English courses in four refugee camps in Maban; in 2016, the organisation will focus on extending access to the host community.
29 Mar 2016
Description: Sudanese security forces have used sexual violence, intimidation, and other forms of abuse, to silence female human rights defenders across the country. The government should investigate all alleged abuses, hold those responsible to account, and undertake legislative reforms to protect women’s rights.
24 Mar 2016
Description: The Food Security Project is funded by the European Commission and implemented by Muslim and JASMAR in Sudan.
13 Mar 2016
09 Feb 2016
Description: Years of fighting between Sudan and rebel forces have sent more than 240,000 people fleeing to neighbouring South Sudan, a country embroiled in its own conflict. After weeks on foot, Amal Bakith and her five children are settling in at Ajoung Thok refugee camp where they receive food, shelter, access to education and land.
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28 Dec 2015
Description: Refugees International Advocate Michael Boyce and Senior Advocate for Government Relations Ann Hollingsworth discuss their recent mission to examine refugee camps in Chad.
06 Nov 2015