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08 Mar 2016 description

The outbreak of violence between armed groups in South Kordofan in June 2011, which later spread to Blue Nile State in September 2011, caused thousands of people to flee their homes – the vast majority of which crossed the border to neighbouring South Sudan. While those from South Kordofan primarily fled to Pariang County, in Northern Unity State, refugees from Blue Nile crossed into Maban County, Upper Nile State.

29 Dec 2015 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:01 GMT

Author: Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There's one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence - that the new year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.

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16 Dec 2015 description

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, Dec 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From civil war and urban gang violence to drought, some humanitarian crises around the world receive less media attention and donor funding than others and are less visible.

Below are the top five humanitarian crises of 2015, in no particular order, which aid agencies say deserve more attention on the world stage:

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16 Dec 2015 description

Introduction: This map shows the level of flooding identified by refugees based on a camp survey of 7,189 households by REACH in July 2015. This is approximately 78% of the 9,242 households registered by UNHCR in January 2015. The data shown is expected to be representative of the population in Yusif Batil Camp due to the robust sampling methodology used.

04 Nov 2015 description
report REACH Initiative

South Sudan is nearly two years into a violent conflict that forced an estimated 1.6 million people to leave their homes. The vast majority of these people remain displaced with marginal access to the necessities of life – clean water, food or shelter. Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) have integrated into host communities across the country, but more than 200,000 others reside in seven Protection of Civilian sites (PoCs).

04 Nov 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

By MissionNewswire at November 3, 2015

(MissionNewswire) Two Salesian missionaries, Father Vincenzo Donati and Brother James Comino, have been working to build schools across South Sudan since the country’s independence in 2011. The “One Hundred Village Schools for South Sudan” project started in 2012 and since that time, 60 primary schools, comprised of four classrooms and a teacher’s office, have been built across the Salesian dioceses in the country. These schools are currently educating 13,500 children. The remaining 40 schools are expected to be completed by 2017.

29 Oct 2015 description
report Pact

by Corinne Reilly

The women begin arriving as the sun is setting, taking their places in worn plastic chairs arranged in a wide circle beneath a grove of trees behind Pact’s office in Ikwoto, South Sudan.

Queen Akongo, a shy, 32-year-old widow and mother of six, is passing out light blue mugs and filling them with coffee that was brewed over a nearby fire.

“Shukran,” a woman with a sleeping baby says in soft Arabic. Thank you.

Queen smiles and nods.

27 Oct 2015 description

Introduction: This map shows the preferred water points reported by refugees based on a camp survey of 7,189 households by REACH in July 2015. This is approximately 78% of the 9,242 households registered by UNHCR in January 2015. The data shown is expected to be representative of the population in Yusif Batil Camp due to the robust sampling methodology used.

27 Oct 2015 description

Introduction: This map shows the chief sources of shelter materials by refugees based on a camp survey of 7,189 households by REACH in July 2015. This is approximately 78% of the 9,242 households registered by UNHCR in January 2015. The data shown is expected to be representative of the population in Yusif Batil camp due to the robust sampling methodology used.

27 Oct 2015 description

Introduction: This map shows the quality shelters owned by refugees in Yusif Batil camp reported by enumerators during a survey of 7,189 households by REACH in July 2015. This is approximately 78% of the 9,242 households registered by UNHCR in January 2015. The data shown is expected to be representative of the population in Yusif Batil camp due to the robust sampling methodology used.