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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:

21 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

“The world has forgotten about us.”

For 48-year-old Rebecca Nyawal, this is what it means to be forgotten: to live with just two small beds to fit her family of seven, a small stove, a soft ground under their feet that turns into mud during the rainy season, and to boil under an iron-sheet that heats her home like an oven.

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.

14 Sep 2018 description

Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.

29 May 2018 description
report Oxfam

People falling ill from eating grasses and weeds

Oxfam today called for urgent action to prevent millions of people being hit by famine in South Sudan. The warning follows a report last week from the Famine Early Warning Network (FEWSNET) which said that a fifth of households in Pibor could already be classed as hitting famine levels of hunger. Four years of conflict have depleted food stocks and severely weakened the ability of communities across the country to withstand shocks.

11 May 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Parvin Ngala

WASH Advisor Parvin Ngala shares how Oxfam is working with others to turn solid waste into valuable energy in some of Uganda’s refugee settlements.

10 May 2018 description
report Oxfam

Jessica Fullwood-Thomas

Jess Fullwood-Thomas reports back from South Sudan on Oxfam’s work with local partners rebuilding livelihoods, tackling gender inequality and promoting good governance.

I’ve recently returned from South Sudan where Oxfam is supporting communities to cope with the ongoing crisis that has left four million people displaced and thousands killed. The last four years have decimated a country that only a short time ago was brimming with the promise of independence and shaping a future on its own terms.

28 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

This report shares Oxfam’s experience with a water treatment plant community-led operator in Juba, South Sudan. It contributes to the debate on the role that communities can play in the process of managing water supply systems amid protracted crises. The report gives guidance on how to support professionalization of community services by providing business, governance and institutonal support, and calls on donors and implementing agencies to develop WASH programmes which consider medium-term institutional support that ensures sustainability and pro-poor accessibility.

06 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

by Tim Bierley

In the middle of war, even the simple solutions to staying healthy can feel impossible. In South Sudan, Oxfam is bringing education and resources to communities to help save lives - every day.

23 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam

Working with local humanitarians in South Sudan, we're saving lives by helping provide clean water and public health promotion.

“Whenever I arrive for work, people always shout ‘This is the man who has come to keep us alive!’” smiles 37-year-old plumber Gatkuoth as he lays down his wrench. Another day’s work is complete; another pump flowing with water.

07 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Tim Bierley

Four million displaced and thousands killed. The brutal four-year civil war in South Sudan has put millions of people in a quagmire of poverty, severe hunger, and death. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become commonplace in the country.

02 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam

South Sudan’s independent history is short, but most of it has been spent at war. In December 2017, the country marked four years of devastating conflict and today, only a few months later, it has reached another critical point: more South Sudanese are hungry than ever before.

06 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

In response to the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) update on South Sudan's food security situation, Oxfam’s Country Director in South Sudan Ranjan Poudyal said:

"4.8 million people in South Sudan are facing severe hunger in the middle of the harvest season. This is an ominous sign of a food crisis fast spiralling out of control and urgent action is needed. That is almost 1.5 million people more than the same time last year. By 2018, 300,000 more people will be severely hungry - unless planned assistance is further strengthened.’’

01 Nov 2017 description
report Oxfam

Wild plants are a critical part of the regular South Sudanese diet and become even more important during the lean season. This paper explores seasonal consumption patterns and recent significant changes in those patterns in Panyijar County, Unity State during the acute food crisis in 2017. It provides information on local preferences and health perceptions of wild foods, and reconsiders the idea that wild food consumption is primarily a coping strategy.

24 Oct 2017 description
report Oxfam

Tim Bierley

From borehole drilling to peacebuilding Oxfam partners in South Sudan are responding to people’s needs in ways that only local organisations could. Tim Bierley reflects on the strengths of Oxfam’s South Sudan partnerships.

02 Oct 2017 description

A review of recent humanitarian interventions that support local markets in emergency contexts revealed a limited scope and breadth of this type of activity. While many agencies show good creativity and understanding of market systems in emergencies, most activities are in the form of small grants to traders, to help them recover and to facilitate access to markets for disaster-affected communities. Such support includes small and large, formal and informal traders, but does not often go beyond grants, although sometimes trainings and other “soft support” are provided.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

One year on from the historic United Nations summit for refugees and migrants, the international community has failed to make meaningful progress towards meeting the goals of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, Oxfam said today.

The Declaration, first adopted last September, reaffirmed the responsibility of all nations to refugees, and laid out a two-year deadline for countries to develop and agree on a “global compact” that would make these commitments a reality. But 12 months on, there has been no improvement in refugee crises around the world.