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18 Mar 2016 description

Empowering women groups to play more roles in small-scale agriculture production would improve the livelihoods of families and contribute to enhancing food security in the rural communities, according to Jenti Kiden Williams, The chairperson of Yembe Women’s Group.

Women are key drivers in improving the quality of life of their families and communities in South Sudan.

They provide the largest percentage of labour force in food production at family farms which constitute the primary source of livelihood for over 80% of the population living in the rural areas.

01 Mar 2016 description

Genuine and easily accessible seeds are vital in boosting farms yields and increase in food production for smallholder farmers in South Sudan, according to Mr. Aron Ware, a seed producer, based in Yei River County.

Scores of farmers in soil-rich South Sudan are weary of poor quality seeds.

The country’s huge food production potential is currently constrained by several factors such as by low seed production capacity, distribution and quality assurance systems compounded by lack of strong seed policies and other regulatory instruments.

19 Jan 2016 description

Farmers in South Sudan’s soil rich Morobo County have the capacity to produce enough food to meet market demand if more support is given to them, according to Mr. Yusto kepo, a local farmer.

Yusto is a member of Iraga Producer’s group who received support from the Smallholder Production and Marketing Project (SPMP) implemented by the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).

Morobo has a huge agriculture potential with more than 90% of the land being suitable for farming, authorities said.

06 Jan 2016 description

Farmers in on the world’s most food insecure countries received processing machines from Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) in order to get the most out of their produce. More than 60% of the food sold in the local market is now locally produced.

Kojoba Farmer’s Producer group located in South Sudan’s Yei River County is looking forward to continue adding value to their food produce through the processing machines.

27 Nov 2015 description

Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.

05 Oct 2015 description

Authorities in Yirol East and West Counties of South Sudan’s Lakes state have hailed the Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) for piloting cash-for-food project for internally displaced people (IDPs) and vulnerable local residents, in the two counties.

Hundreds and thousands of IDPs from Jonglei and Unity states sought shelter in Lakes state following displacement from their areas of origin.

Living mostly with host families, the IDPs rely majorly on aid agencies for their food needs.

14 Jun 2015 description

It is with great sadness that Norwegian People's Aid reports that Omote Okwier Okoth, employed at the NPA’s base in Pochalla, East in Southern Sudan, was shot and killed when he was caught in crossfire during food distribution today.

The inciden happened when a group of young men arrived to the area yesterday in connection with the distribution of food. The group wanted to take over the food and during the dispute shots were fired. Says Per Helge Persen, Country Director for Norwegian People's Aid in South Sudan.

23 Apr 2015 description

NPA has followed the people of South Sudan closely through years of bloody civil war and transition to peacetime and independence, and currently runs extensive relief and aid work in the country. A new book about NPA’s history in South Sudan, authored by Halle Jørn Hanssen, is about to be published.

In his new book the former Secretary General of NPA, Halle Jørn Hanssen, describes how he in the 90s approved that between 5 and 8 million of relief funds was spent to cover the late rebel leader John Garang’s satellite telephone.

01 Apr 2015 description

This IRNA Report is a product of Inter-Agency Assessment mission conducted and information compiled based on the inputs provided by partners on the ground including; government authorities, affected communities/IDPs and agencies.

Situation overview

Approximately 16,940 displaced people and vulnerable host community members have been identified by the SSRRA in Nimni payam, and an additional 71,000 in five payams within the immediate surroundings of Nimni.

19 Dec 2014 description

NPA humanitarian Disarmament South Sudan has handed over three constructed ammunition stores to SPLA. The primary objective of the stores has been to mitigating the risk of unplanned explosions through the application of the principles contained in the International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG). Prior to this the ammunition was badly stored and was under great risk of catching fire during the dry season.

22 Sep 2014 description

According to South Sudanese and international media, the government of South Sudan has announced their intention to replace all foreign workers with locals by October 15th.

16.09.2014 | Julie Offerdal

“This is very concerning news, and if correct this could have very serious consequences for the people of South Sudan”, said Liv Tørres, Secretary General of Norwegian People’s Aid.

05 Aug 2014 description

It’s with a heavy heart Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) today has received the sad news that our good colleague Gabriel Yien Gach was shot and killed in Maban County in South Sudan this morning. His family is informed about the tragic loss.

– Our thoughts are first and foremost with Gabriel Yien Gach's family and our colleagues in South Sudan, says Ms. Kathrine Raadim, Head of International Department in NPA.

26 Jun 2014 description

Over fifty South Sudanese youth under-16 are slated to participate in the East African Cup (EAC) this week under the arrangements of Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).

Waakhe Simon Wudu

However, the participation of the young boys and girls is not merely for sports but is also aimed at forging a spirit of peace and unity among them.

18 Jun 2014 description

It’s about eleven o’clock as we stride through Nyang trading center lined with units of lock-up shops on both sides of the road. Scores of shoppers dawdle along the hub as groups of men slug under verandas of shops, watching from vantage points, as they sip tea.

A smudged boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) pelts along- off-the-cuff as we pass by a kiosk resonating with an ear deafening music, before swerving to the home of an IDP family.

28 May 2014 description

It rained heavily the night before but the sun now beamed down upon Gwlulukuk village. Sign of the downpour is barely visible as rainwater is quickly absorbed by the Sandy loam soil that endows the area.

28.05.2014 | By Tamama Norbert Mansfield.

19 May 2014 description

Tens of thousands of lives in South Sudan are now in danger, warns Liv Tørres, Secretary General at Norwegian People’s Aid, urging the international community to act before it is too late.

18.05.2014 | Julie Offerdal Del +

South Sudan: The international community must act now

12 May 2014 description

By Tamama Norbert Mansfield.

The fighting that broke out in Juba on 15 December quickly spread to other parts of the country, displacing hundreds and thousands of people and affecting the livelihood of already food insecure communities.

08 May 2014 description

A displaced woman from Jonglei state said her family survived on wild fruits and water lilies for over two months after they arrived in Tombek Payam (district) of Terekeka County in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state.

08.05.2014 | Tamama Norbert Mansfield

“My family ran to Tombek in December last year due to fighting in Jonglei state. We had no food when we arrived here. We survived on wild fruits and water lilies,” said Mrs. Rhoda Ajok, from Kolyang Payam of Bor County in Jonglei state.

07 May 2014 description

The thought of returning home remains uncertain for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan as continued fighting in parts of the Country is sending fear amongst those anticipating returning home.

06.05.2014 | By Tamama Norbert Mansfield

“The displacement mainly happened in the Payams (administrative unit) of Gemezza and Mangalla North. These are areas through which the opposition forces had passed” said Mr. Jacob Gore Samuel, the commissioner of Terekeka County.

26 Sep 2012 description

The Deputy Governor of Eastern Equatoria state Jerome Surur Gama has called upon the donor community to support the Government of South Sudan to develop and strengthen its health sector.

Author: Tine Johansen

Gama made the call in Torit town at the official closure of the NPA/MDTF - Basic Package of Health Service (BPHS) Project in Eastern Equatoria state

“We need support from donors to implement our human resource development strategy. We need donor support to establish a health training Institute in Torit,” the Deputy Governor said.