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02 May 2018 description
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Financial services play a key role in refugee populations helping them to be more resilient. However, as refugees are perceived as high risk they struggle to get access to finance. The Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI) proves that lending to refugees can be profitable.

10 Apr 2018 description
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A colleague of Hope Restoration South Sudan, a national NGO and Cordaid partner, was shot and killed on April 7, during an ambush on a Cordaid vehicle. The attack took place in Rubkona County of Unity State, during a joint humanitarian mission.

Both Hope Restoration South Sudan and Cordaid are shocked and deeply saddened by this serious security incident. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of the staff member who was killed. We are providing psychological support to the survivors.


28 Mar 2018 description
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Today, the South Sudanese government launches its multi-annual strategy for humanitarian affairs and disaster management. Cordaid, with other members of the Partners for Resilience alliance, supported the South Sudanese government in developing it. “We’re proud and happy the government has embraced the integration of community resilience into humanitarian assistance and disaster risk reduction”, says Karen Stehouwer, Cordaid program manager Resilient Communities.

24 Oct 2017 description
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$320. When you compare purchasing power globally, that is the average price for a plate of food in South Sudan, according to a calculation of the World Food Program (WFP). Imagine what it would cost a single mother of five to keep her children alive. Then add up a war and a merciless drought and you’ll have an impression of daily reality in South Sudan.

06 Sep 2017 description
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How do climate and seasonal changes influence conflict? During the Stockholm World Water week Cordaid’s Sanne Vermeulen presented the case of farmers in South Sudan, a country that ranks highest on the Fragile State Index.

Sanne Vermeulen, Cordaid’s Resilience advocacy expert, presented a case in South Sudan where farmers have their own piece of land to grow their crop and cattle herders travel from place to place, depending on where their cattle can graze.

Climate change’s multiplier effect on conflict

18 Jul 2017 description
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As South Sudan is grappling with a hunger crisis, volatility and violence, Cordaid constantly adapts its response to levels of insecurity and seasonal challenges. “When violence forces thousands to move to the middle of nowhere, we move with them”, Enkas Chau, Cordaid Emergency Program Manager, explains.

From famine to severe food emergency

04 Apr 2017 description
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Peter Oomen is Cordaid’s disaster risk reduction and resilience building manager in South Sudan. In his blog posts, he shares more about his work and life in this conflict-ridden country.

Recently one of our colleagues, a Ugandan citizen, was taken into custody in Upper Nile state. Everything was taken from him: passport, money, means of communication and other belongings, without further explanation. I had just planned a visit to Kodok in Upper Nile State.

What is security?

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.

07 Feb 2017 description
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Sexual violence against women in South Sudan, especially inside IDP camps, has reached appalling proportions. We asked Josephine Chandiru Drama from STEWARDWOMEN, what is needed to stop the suffering. She came with 10 measures that can change the lives of women in South Sudan. And others who are stuck in camps around the world.

70% of displaced women are raped

17 Nov 2016 description
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For almost a year Bentiu State Hospital in South Sudan had to close its doors due to the war. In fact, there hardly weren’t any doors left. With funds from the Health Pooled Fund Cordaid managed to get the hospital back in business in less than half a year. It reopened last week, to the delight and jubilation of both medical staff and the community.

22 Dec 2015 description
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At the fourth annual Farmer's Fair in Torit, farmers learn all about crop cultivation from one another. During this particularly dry period, drought-resistant crops such as cassava and sorghum attracted lots of attention. Businesses as well as farmers sold their agricultural innovations and demonstrated their products in sample plots.

16 Sep 2015 description
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by Anitra van der Kraan

When I visited South Sudan in June, I was struck by the dowry price that women and girls have on their heads. One the one hand, a girls’ worth in the number of cattle increases when she is educated. On the other hand, only 35% of South Sudanese girls go to school (UNICEF, 2015) and women are more often than not perceived as less (valuable) than men.


08 Sep 2015 description
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The news about refugees at the borders of Europe dominates the news. Cordaid's efforts to provide aid to refugees and displaced people span from Greece and Serbia to Northern Iraq, South Sudan and other conflict-affected regions. There are more refugees and internally displaced people than ever before. Nearly 60 million people have had to risk their lives and flee their homes from natural and man-made disasters. As part of the global Caritas network, Cordaid provides aid to the world’s most vulnerable people.


03 Sep 2015 description
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Amid heavy fighting in Upper Nile state of South Sudan, Cordaid works with the local Ministry of Health to continue essential healthcare to refugees. We ensure that salaries of healthcare staff are being paid and transported 6 tons of medical supplies to Kodok.

26 Aug 2015 description
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This publications discusses the best practices, the lessons learned and the recommendations taken from Cordaid's community managed disaster risk reduction program (CMDRR) in South Sudan, aimed at building disaster resilient communities for multiple hazards. The program focuses on inter-intra community conflict, drought, flood and communicable diseases, depending on the context of the states and counties of operation.

18 Aug 2015 description
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Yesterday was to be the day: the final draft of the latest South Sudan Peace Agreement would be signed by the government and rebel parties after numerous rounds of negotiations. But the South Sudanese government has its reservations, and has requested a review period of 15 days. Arvind Das, Cordaid Country Director in South Sudan: "This is the one chance that mustn't be lost."

23 Jul 2015 description
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A recent cholera outbreak in South Sudan has so far killed 39 and affected 1212 people in two States. Cordaid and partners in South Sudan are preparing to respond to the emergency, while being constantly under threat of insecurity and attacks.

09 Jul 2015 description
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South Sudan celebrated its independence four years ago. Today, the country has plunged into a terrible and man-made disaster. Is it possible to end the protracted South Sudanese civil war? Cordaid asked two committed South Sudanese about solutions and ideas to bring about peace in their embattled home country.

15 Jun 2015 description

The Dutch NGOs Joint Humanitarian Response for South Sudan (SSJR) is an emergency live saving program targeting both the IDPs and the host communicates of acute and chronic food insecure households affected by ongoing conflict in Abyei area, Western Bahr-el-Ghazal (WBeG), Equatoria (Eq) Central, Eq East, Eq West, Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap States of South Sudan.

The SSJR consortium is led by Save the Children International (SC) and includes CARE, Cordaid, Dorcas, HealthNet-TPO, ICCO & Kerk in Actie, OXFAM-Novib, PLAN, Stichting Vluchteling, World Vision, ZOA.

05 Oct 2014 description
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From Crisis to Catastrophe
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From Crisis to Catastrophe - Summary

Aid agencies warn of famine next year as upsurge in fighting imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015

A group of leading aid agencies warned today that parts of South Sudan – already the world’s worse food crisis – could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.