South Sudanese Refugee Moms Lean On Each Other
Description: In Uganda, Action Against Hunger partners with refugees from South Sudan to help them build sustainable livelihoods in their new communities and keep their families healthy for the long haul. In the Adjumani settlement, we are working with mothers like Abatjouk to form support groups, where refugee moms can gather to learn how to cook healthy meals for their children, about breastfeeding and safe hygiene practices, and even how to start a business and manage the funds they earn.
20 Jun 2017
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Description: Most women and girls in the rebel-held Nuba Mountains of Sudan lack access to reproductive health care, including emergency obstetric care. Their plight is one of the little known yet far-reaching effects of years of obstruction of aid to the area by the Sudanese government and armed opposition.
Women and girls cannot get contraception and have little access to health care if they face complications during pregnancy and childbirth. The parties to the six-year-long conflict, the Sudanese government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-North), have both obstructed impartial humanitarian aid.
22 May 2017
Description: Immerse yourself on the front line of a forgotten conflict in Sudan in this first-ever 360 film documenting the immense hardships faced by the people of the Nuba Mountains.
See the full story: https://www.irinnews.org/video/2017/03/10/besieged-360%C2%BA-experience-sudans-nuba-mountains
09 Mar 2017
Description: Asmaa is one of the few women in Sudan who work as a prosthetic limb technician. She says that she has always loved helping people.
07 Mar 2017
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.
Join the conversation on Twitter with #SudanSouthSudan.
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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18 Jan 2017
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