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09 Feb 2015 description

NGOs urge regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that transforms South Sudan’s trajectory from devastation to development.

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.

18 Apr 2014 description

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.

29 May 2013 description
report Adeso

by James Likambo

For the first time in a long time, Abuk Atak Akot has a real chance at a sustainable livelihood for herself and her children. “I can stand on my own feet and I thank Adeso for giving me this chance to help myself.” Abuk, 51, lives in Wungiir, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, where residents are both recent returnees from the refugee camps in Darfur, and those like Abuk who stayed in the area throughout the conflict in Sudan.

20 Mar 2013 description
report Adeso

Garang Anei Kon is around 55 years of age. He has two wives and fourteen children, three of whom are married. Three of his children are aged between 14 and 16, but have never had the opportunity to go to school. Three others do attend school and the remaining five are toddlers. Garang lives with one wife at Referendum returnee settlement in Nyamlel in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, while his other wife lives at a village in Marial Bai, some 10 kilometers away.

24 Jan 2013 description
report Adeso

by Ayaa Joyce Simon

Alai Kawack is a South Sudanese returnee who travelled back to her home area from Khartoum, in the Republic of Sudan, in 2010. She now lives in Manger Akot village, in Aweil North District, Northern Bahr el Gazal. At 30 years of age, she heads her household and lives with her seven children in a small tukul (house structure) made of plastic sheets and local materials.

16 Aug 2012 description
report Adeso

by Anne-Marie Schryer-Roy

As part of Adeso’s Livelihood Support for Returnees and Host Communities (LSRHC) project in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, Merry was provided with a Livelihood Support Grant of 1,080 SSP (USD 300) to start a small retail shop. Prior to receiving the grant, her family had a shop at the edge of their compound selling small grocery items, so Merry decided to invest some of her grant in this existing business to increase its income.