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07 Feb 2018 description
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Second round of peace talks to end civil war begins

08 Aug 2017 description
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Cologne. The civil war in South Sudan has taken its toll on neighboring country Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has now reached the million mark. Many of these refugees make the journey across the border, not just because of the Uganda’s proximity, but also as a result of the country’s welcoming approach to hosting refugees. “Uganda has provided a true and outstanding neighborly aid”, said Alexander Tacke-Köster, Program Coordination for Malteser International in Uganda.

02 Jun 2017 description
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Cologne. Malteser International is appealing to the general public to make donations for the needy in Africa. Around 24 million people on the continent are currently facing starvation and their situation is becoming increasingly critical. “Climate change is not solely responsible for the current hunger crisis. Violent conflict, unequal distribution, and poor governance are also contributing factors.” said Sid Peruvemba, Vice-Secretary General of Malteser International.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Malteser International helps children in Kenya and South Sudan

09 Sep 2016 description
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Malteser International delivers quick emergency relief

Cologne. The ongoing unrest in South Sudan is responsible for a continued flight to already poverty-stricken and financially strained neighboring countries. Around 800,000 South Sudanese people have already left their home of origin. Even in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country itself dependent on international aid, more than 27,000 refugees from South Sudan have fled across the border. At the same time thousands of Congolese are returning to their homeland from South Sudan.

17 Aug 2016 description
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According to new UN figures, six million people – or more than half of the total population – are in need of humanitarian aid in South Sudan, the world’s newest independent country. Unrest returned to the country as it celebrated five years of independence at the beginning of July, almost a year since the conclusion of a tentative ceasefire that put a hold on years of bloody civil war. Since then, persistent outbreaks of violence have kept South Sudan and the international community on edge.

11 Jul 2016 description
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Wau/Cologne: The fifth anniversary of the independence of South Sudan witnessed a return to armed conflict in the country, which has been plagued by violence since its creation. Shooting was reported in the capital Juba during the night before the country’s independence day. Unrest had already been reported around two weeks ago in the northwestern city of Wau, where an estimated 90,000 people are thought to be in flight. Most of these people have already been forced from their homes more than once.

08 Jul 2015 description
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Millions of people displaced by hunger and violence – humanitarian aid alone is not enough

28 Aug 2014 description
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Malteser International distributes food, seeds to displaced population

Cologne/Juba. In South Sudan’s Western Equatoria, Malteser International is distributing staple foods such as corn, rice, beans, and cooking oil to 7,500 people at risk of starvation after being displaced by the country’s civil war. In addition, the agency is distributing corn and peanut seeds as well as farming tools for the next planting season.

19 May 2014 description
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Photos of our water project for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are available for download

Cologne. As the civil crisis in South Sudan continues to deepen, Malteser International is intensifying relief to those displaced by the ongoing civil war. 1.3 million people have fled the violence to safer places within the country and to neighboring countries, and are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

18 Apr 2014 description

New Report Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan

CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk

Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.

31 Mar 2014 description
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New well brings clean water to Rhino camp residents

09 Jan 2014 description
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Organization continues work in project region, plans assistance to refugees

Cologne. Malteser International’s South Sudan staff is assessing the current humanitarian needs in the region, as a violent conflict threatens to destabilize the world’s youngest nation. More than 200,000 people have been displaced since violence broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on Dec. 15.

25 Jul 2013 description
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Even as South Sudan celebrated its second Independence Day on 9 July, the country continues to face major hurdles on its path to development. In a country with some of the poorest health indicators in the world, progress in the health sector continues to be very slow. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of qualified health professionals in the country.

05 Jul 2012 description
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  • Lack of access to basic health services still widespread

  • Malteser International built 35 new health care centres, trained health staff, paid salaries

  • Long-term goal to strengthen state structures and transfer responsibility

06 Sep 2011 description

Aid agencies urge donors to get priorities for newest nation right from the start

A coalition of 38 aid agencies today (Tuesday 06 September 2011) called on donors not to squander the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation. The call came as new violence in Jonglei state increased emergency needs.