Appeals & Response Plans
- South Sudan: Floods - Sep 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- South Sudan: Food Insecurity - 2015-2018
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2015
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
- South Sudan: Floods - Aug 2014
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
- South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Sep 2013
Most read reports
- Recruited but not ‘child soldiers’: Returning girls in South Sudan risk being left without support
- WHO is using strategic approaches to provide lifesaving health and nutrition services in hard to reach areas of South Sudan
- Leaders work to end conflicts in Great Lakes region
- Women and the Future of South Sudan: Local Insights for Building Inclusive Constituencies for Peace
- River convoy reaches isolated areas in Ulang, South Sudan, saving millions of dollars on costly airdrops
On Tuesday, August 7, 331 children and adolescents formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups will be released in a ceremony in Gbudue State, South Sudan. CMMB and its partners, including UNICEF, will be participating at event, along with several South Sudanese government officials. Among those present will be General Chaplain Khamis Edward (Ministry of Defense), Christopher Muchiri Murenga (UNMISS Yambio HoFO), Mahimbo Mdoe (UNICEF Country Representative), Hon. Obwaha Claude Akasha (Deputy Chairperson), and Hon. Grace Datiro (Deputy Governor Gbudue State).
The church is a sacred place where people come not only to pray and worship, but also to meet with other believers. In these meetings people receive and give encouragement, support, and service to one another.
“They told me to kill my mother.” This is the realty of life as a child soldier in South Sudan. It is a life of fear, brutality, and indifference to human dignity. On Wednesday, February 7th, more than 300 child soldiers were released by armed groups in Yambio, South Sudan. Since the start of the civil war over five years ago, it is believed that over 19,000 children have been recruited.
The title of this year’s annual report was inspired by our global family, which includes the women and children we serve, field staff, community health workers, volunteers, medical personnel, donors, and our many partners. As a family, we can learn so much from one another about respect, dignity, and love. I’m proud of CMMB’s (CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD) family and our many accomplishments highlighted in this report. Before you turn the page, I’d like to share some highlights:
When CMMB launched its ANISA HIV prevention, care and support program in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan in 2009, we weren’t quite sure how bad the HIV problem was.
No one was. Years of war and destroyed infrastructure meant that there were few health workers or standing health clinics to even measure the prevalence of HIV.
Babies born to HIV positive mothers are significantly healthier when they are exclusively breastfed after birth for at least six months, whether they contract HIV from their mothers or not. It is currently an international nutrition guideline that in countries and homes where access to clean, safe water and quality nutrition cannot be guaranteed, that breastfeeding is best. Studies show that the risk of a baby dying from diarrhea, pneumonia, and other illnesses is higher than contracting HIV from their infected mother.