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26 Mar 2009 description

Southern Sudan rarely makes headlines, and yet in the areas bordering with DR Congo and Uganda, the humanitarian situation is desperate. 17,000 people have now taken refuge in the town of Yambio after falling victims to brutal violence, looting and killing by the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army.

The health and nutritional risks for the internally displaced population, particularly children and young people, are extremely high. YMCA Yambio is planning to provide emergency support to 2,500 people taking refuge in three locations in Yambio town: Hai Soudia, Makpandu, and Hai Malekiah.

26 Nov 2008 description

From October 27 - November 2, Timotheus Kamaboakai, Young Professional at the World Alliance of YMCAs, was part of a delegation of the World Council of Churches to Uganda.