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09 Jul 2014 description

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.

12 Sep 2011 description

Executive summary

Despite the extraordinary advances of the 21 st century, the devastating impacts of poverty and preventable diseases continue to prevail. While major development efforts are ongoing in countries around the world, the vast majority of those programmes continue to be implemented through segmented divisions and budgets as dictated by institutional structures – such as health, education, nutrition or water and sanitation.

14 Dec 2010 description


On Christmas Eve 2008 and over the following three weeks, 865 women, men and children were savagely beaten to death and hundreds more abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in a remote corner in the north-east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in southern Sudan. The attack was a murderous backlash in response to Operation "Lightning Thunder", a military offensive launched some 10 days before against the LRA by Uganda, DRC and southern Sudan.

14 Dec 2010 description


A la veille de Noël 2008 et pendant les trois semaines qui ont suivi, 865 hommes, femmes et enfants furent sauvagement battus à mort et des centaines d'autres enlevés par l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (connue sous son sigle anglais : la LRA) dans un coin reculé du nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Sud Soudan. L'attaque était une action de représailles contre l'opération « Eclair de Tonnerre », une offensive militaire lancée contre la LRA quelque 10 jours plus tôt par l'Ouganda, la RDC et le Sud Soudan.

07 Jan 2010 description

The next 12 months will be critical for the future of Sudan. As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended a devastating civil war, southern Sudan has seen a major upsurge in violence. In 2009, some 2,500 people were killed and 350,000 fled their homes. With landmark elections and a referendum on the horizon, the peace deal is fragile and the violence likely to escalate even further unless there is urgent international engagement.

Southern Sudan is one of the least-developed regions in the world.

09 Oct 2009 description
report Tearfund

A Tearfund partner is helping recovery work in rural Uganda after flash flooding killed at least six people.

The Diocese of Kigezi has sent an emergency team to the residents of Kyokyezo-Bwindi following heavy rains which led to a deadly deluge.

The flooding wrecked homes, agricultural land and badly damaged classrooms, offices and the library at the village primary school.

27 Nov 2008 description
report Tearfund

Noah's Ark is a Tearfund partner in Uganda that helps children affected by civil conflict. Here Tearfund's TIM RABY reports on our partner's work in a country that is still crying out for reconciliation.

IN the shade provided by a tarpaulin draped over a wooden frame in the village of Koro, I listened as Prisca, a staff member of Noah's Ark, and the grandfather of Geoffrey Ongaya haggled over the conditions under which he would accept his grandson back into his home.

Since August 2007, Geoffrey has stayed at the Noah's Ark Centre in Gulu, northern Uganda.

30 Nov 2006 description
report Tearfund

The achievement of a lasting impact in rural development is a major challenge for donors and the agencies implementing poverty-focused community projects and programmes in low-income countries. Too few good examples of sustainability exist, from which to develop an understanding of sustainability in practice. The Kigezi Diocese (Church of Uganda)

06 Dec 2005 description
report Tearfund

Thousands of forgotten children in northern Uganda live in fear, trudging long distances each night just so they can sleep in safety.

17 Jun 2004 description
report Tearfund

Record numbers of children in the Gulu district of Northern Uganda are fleeing their homes each night in fear of abduction and death as the country's 18-year conflict worsens, reports Noah's Ark, a Tearfund partner providing shelter and care for the children.

22 Jan 2004 description
report Tearfund