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11 Aug 2017 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid’s emergency fundraising drive for East Africa’s hunger crisis has raised more than £2.1m in six months says the charity, as it urges the global community to do more to stop the scandal of mass starvation.

To date, Christian Aid and its local partners have helped nearly 75,000 people across Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan, since launching an emergency appeal in February.

09 Jul 2014 description

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.

02 Jul 2014 description
report Christian Aid

23 June 2014 - Our Emergency Programme Officer Rosie Crowther has just returned from South Sudan, where she has been working with one of our partners in Upper Nile, one of the three states, along with Jonglei and Unity, worst affected by the recent conflict.

Despite the Cessation of Hostilities, signed by the government and opposition in January, and committed to again in May, sporadic fighting continues.

Listen to Rosie as she describes the situation in South Sudan and the vulnerable displaced people she met, largely women and children:

12 Jun 2014 description
report Christian Aid

12 June 2014 - More than 350,000 refugees from the fighting in South Sudan are expected to flee across the border into Ethiopia in coming months, warns Christian Aid.

Six camps in Gambella region, the main Ethiopian entry point, are already severely over stretched with nearly 140,000 refugees registered, and more than 1,000 new arrivals a day.