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- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- South Sudan: Kala-azar Outbreak - Sep 2014
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- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - May 2014
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by Corinne Reilly
International Women’s Day — today — is more than a celebration of women’s achievements. It’s also a call to action to advance gender equality around the world.
At Pact, we work every day to empower women and girls. Last year, we helped 2.3 million people gain better access to health and social services — more than half of them women. Of the nearly 900,000 people who boosted their income with Pact’s help in 2015, 97 percent were women.
by Corinne Reilly
The women begin arriving as the sun is setting, taking their places in worn plastic chairs arranged in a wide circle beneath a grove of trees behind Pact’s office in Ikwoto, South Sudan.
Queen Akongo, a shy, 32-year-old widow and mother of six, is passing out light blue mugs and filling them with coffee that was brewed over a nearby fire.
“Shukran,” a woman with a sleeping baby says in soft Arabic. Thank you.
Queen smiles and nods.
RUMBEK, SOUTH SUDAN
All the worn plastic chairs are filled when Hakim Cipuounyuc says it’s time for the meeting to start. He surveys the two dozen community leaders who are seated beneath a grove of trees outside his organization’s small office. The group is mostly men, but there are women, too. They’ve come from across Rumbek to talk about a growing problem: The bride price in this rural state capital is too high.
By Corinne Reilly
By the time the woman made it to Gatwech Chotlith’s desk, she’d already made up her mind that she was done living.
She’d been staying for months in one of the biggest civilian protection camps in South Sudan, on the outskirts of the capital, Juba, where she’d moved with her husband and child after fleeing their neighborhood amid the civil war that broke out in late 2013. The camp was crowded and dreary, and her relationship with her husband was at its worst. He was hitting her all the time.
Three years ago, millions of people in southern Sudan celebrated as their resounding vote for full independence from Sudan became reality. Since December 2013, South Sudan has been seized by conflict. Almost 1.3 million people have been displaced and around 4 million people face a humanitarian crisis, particularly women and young children.
Juba, 12 May 2014 – On 20 May 2014, the international community will convene in Oslo, Norway, to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. In just under five months since fighting erupted, the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated severely, causing 1.3 million people to flee from their homes, including an estimated 300,000 to neighboring countries. Over 4 million people, including over 2.5 million children, are extremely vulnerable to food insecurity, as people have been displaced from their sources of survival. This crisis is worsening on a daily basis.
Juba, 26th April 2014
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.