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21 Sep 2018 description

UK aid agency CAFOD has joined other British NGOs working with vulnerable communities affected by the conflict in South Sudan, in welcoming the signing of the latest peace agreement, but warns that any sustainable peace in the country needs to include the critical role of civil society.

In their joint statement released to mark International Day of Peace, it says:

20 Sep 2018 description

On International Day of Peace 21st September, we, the undersigned international NGOs, would like to draw attention to the urgent need for peace in South Sudan.

12 Jul 2018 description
report Christian Aid

In the week of South Sudan’s seventh anniversary of independence, Christian Aid’s Senior Adviser on South Sudan, Natalia Chan, explores prospects for peace in the young country.

As South Sudan marks another independence anniversary this week, many South Sudanese will wonder what it all really means. Since 2013, their country has collapsed into multiple conflicts over resources, power and identity.

09 Jul 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Securing long-term peace in South Sudan requires much more than deals between political leaders, according to a new study of the deeply troubled young country whose seventh anniversary of independence falls today.

As the world waits to see whether the latest peace agreement will help halt South Sudan's decline, the new report argues that work towards such national-level political agreements must be complemented by local and regional peacebuilding and owned by the people of South Sudan.

13 Apr 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has issued the following statement in response to deadly attacks on staff members from two South Sudanese NGOs, including a partner organisation:

"Last weekend a staff member of UNIDO, one of Christian Aid's partners in South Sudan, was shot and killed near Leer in Unity, where they had been working in a health facility.

"In a separate attack a staff member of Hope Restoration, an organisation close to Christian Aid, was killed in Bentiu, also in Unity.

12 Feb 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Twenty years since the launch of landmark UN principles on internally displaced people, designed to protect those forced from their homes yet remaining in their own country, Christian Aid is calling on governments to take action to ensure their rights are recognised.

15 Dec 2017 description
report Christian Aid

On the fourth anniversary of South Sudan's deadly conflict, Christian Aid is renewing its call for urgent action to stem alarming levels of hunger and malnutrition in the country.

Ongoing violence and civil insecurity, which began on 15 December 2013, have crippled South Sudan's economy, created catastrophic food shortages and forced 4 million people to abandon their homes.

06 Nov 2017 description
report Christian Aid

This Christmas, for every pound the public give to the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal to support people living in poverty, the UK Government will also give a pound. That’s double the support for families struggling to feed themselves in South Sudan, meaning even more mothers and infants under-five in South Sudan will be saved from the life-threatening effects of malnutrition.

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.

23 Feb 2017 description

27 humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan have warned that unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground, organisations will struggle to stop famine spreading across the country in the next few months. The statement follows Monday’s declaration of famine in parts of the country.

21 Feb 2017 description
report Christian Aid

· Humanitarian catastrophe escalating as world watches

· Resilient South Sudanese have ‘exhausted their coping mechanisms’

The international community must do more to resolve the crisis in South Sudan, Christian Aid has warned following the declaration of famine in parts of the country.

The famine – the world’s first since 2011 – was formally announced on Monday in parts of Unity State, where some 100,000 people are facing starvation. A further 1 million are classified as being on the brink of famine.

06 Feb 2017 description
report Christian Aid

The UK’s £1.3bn fund for promoting economic reform overseas is ‘poorly-managed and ‘not fit for purpose’, says Christian Aid, following the findings of an independent review published today (Tuesday 7 February).

This comes after the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) released a rapid review of the UK’s Prosperity Fund, concluding that it needs to improve its systems and processes.

18 Aug 2016 description
report Christian Aid

On World Humanitarian Day, Friday August 19, Christian Aid is paying tribute to aid workers who face significant dangers and difficulties as they provide relief to people caught up in crisis zones.

An annual initiative of the United Nations, World Humanitarian Day aims to recognise the women and men risking their lives on a daily basis to deliver aid during conflict, emergencies and disasters.

28 Jul 2016 description

Warring parties, international community and UN peacekeeping force must do more to protect civilians and aid agencies

Juba, 28 July, 2016 – South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.

18 Jul 2016 description
report Christian Aid

The Chair of Christian Aid, the Rt Rev Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken out against the recent fighting in South Sudan, where armed clashes in the capital, Juba, claimed nearly 300 lives and forced thousands of people to abandon their homes.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, who visited South Sudan with Christian Aid in 2014, has highlighted the devastating cost of conflict in the country. He has also echoed a call for peace made by fellow senior Christian leaders at the South Sudan Council of Churches, a Christian Aid partner, in response to the Juba clashes.

08 Jul 2016 description
report Christian Aid

8 July 2016 - South Sudan’s church leaders have appealed for an end to violence in the country, as it prepares to mark five years of independence on July 9 amid a backdrop of economic crisis, severe food shortages and continued fighting.

This cry for peace has come from the South Sudan Council of Churches, a Christian Aid partner. It was issued in response to deadly attacks on civilians in the town of Wau, a fortnight ago, when dozens were killed and tens of thousands displaced.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since the latest conflict erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, more than 2.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes and 3.9 million (approximately one third of the population) do not have enough to eat. All humanitarian actors struggle to respond to these acute needs against a context of chronic poverty, ongoing conflict and insecurity, limited infrastructure and a significant funding shortfall.

01 Dec 2015 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is deeply concerned at the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in Western Equatoria, South Sudan, in which one of its long-term partners, Mundri Relief & Development Association (MRDA) has been attacked.

The agency’s training centre and guesthouse in Mundri County were looted last week with virtually everything removed, including beds, solar panels and records.

Staff members fled into hiding in the bush and although all have now been accounted for, it’s not known when it will be safe enough to reopen the centre.

28 Aug 2015 description
report Christian Aid

27 August 2015 - Christian Aid welcomes the signing of the South Sudan Compromise Peace Agreement, and calls on all parties involved to observe the Cessation of Hostilities, which is to be implemented within 72 hours of the signing, starting from Saturday this week.

Millions of civilians have been affected by the 20 months of violence in the world’s newest country, with many now needing access to food, shelter and clean water.

25 Jul 2015 description
report Christian Aid

More than half of South Sudan, some 6.5 million people, needs humanitarian assistance, the UN estimates.

The country is now entering the season when food is scarce, and approximately 4.6 million people will face severe shortages.

As well as this, the economy is in rapid decline and inflation is causing food prices to soar. With the cost of living dramatically rising, the outlook for the next few months is extremely concerning.

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