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01 Aug 2013 description

As fighting in Jonglei State forces 180,000 people from their homes, CAFOD is continuing to support families whose lives have been torn apart by war.

Recent clashes in the troubled South Sudanese state of Jonglei have forced an estimated 180,000 people to flee their homes. With some towns almost completely abandoned, many families are thought to be taking refuge in forests and scrubland, surviving off wild leaves and fruit. Others have fled to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, or crossed into Ethiopia, Kenya or Uganda as refugees.

01 Aug 2013 description

Executive summary

In 2015 global leaders will take decisions affecting the lives of millions of people as they agree the framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs have shaped development policy and political agendas for the last 12 years. Some of the issues they focused on have seen real improvements, from reducing the number of people living on very low incomes to increasing people’s access to medicines for HIV.

31 May 2013 description

1 June is International Children’s Day. This year we’re reflecting on the 3.4 million children under the age of 15 who live with HIV and AIDS, and the inspiring work of our partners to improve their lives.

The HIV pandemic doesn’t just threaten the physical health and survival of millions of children around the world. It also destroys their families and deprives them of love, care and protection. Many of them are excluded from their communities and schools because of stigma and discrimination.

Blenda’s story

20 Apr 2012 description

Renewed military action against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) risks triggering further devastation for local people in DR of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan unless more is done to protect civilians and prevent retaliations by one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups, ten local organisations and international agencies said today.

20 Apr 2011 description

The people of northern Uganda are slowly overcoming the traumas suffered following two decades of brutal conflict.

30 Sep 2009 description

We have launched a =A31 million pound appeal as up to 3.8 million people face chronic food and water shortages in Kenya following three consecutive years of failed rains.

Throughout large parts of the country, families face the prospect of starvation as the persistent drought claims crops and animals.

Our partners report that people are barely surviving as herds of animals die from exhaustion and thirst.

17 Dec 2007 description

Father John Felix Opio explains how Caritas Gulu will continue to help victims of the 20-year war in Uganda, even after a lasting peace agreement is found

Over the last 20 years, Northern Uganda has been torn apart by conflict between the armed rebel group, the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), and the Uganda Government forces.

Almost two million people have been forced to flee their homes, and around 25,000 children abducted during this period.

14 Nov 2007 description

By Nik Bredholt and Matt Wingate, CAFOD Horn & East Africa Office

The failing humanitarian response in Northern Uganda

CAFOD responded to the drought in Kenya during 2006, but the response came late. This article considers ways in which better preparedness and greater and more timely involvement with drought-affected communities could have improved the response, to save lives and support livelihoods. Evidence of impending drought in Kenya was available from at least early 2005.

21 Sep 2007 description

CAFOD has pledged =A360,000 for partners working to help those forced from their homes by severe flooding across several African countries

CAFOD is taking part in rapid assessment with partners in Africa following severe rains which has left many homeless, and has already allocated an initial =A360,000 for partners working on immediate relief and recovery needs

Severe rains have left large parts of Africa badly flooded, driving more than 1.5 million people from their homes.

29 Aug 2006 description

CAFOD hopes new peace deal for troubled region could be a vital step in bringing stability across the whole of East Africa

15 Jun 2000 description

CAFOD and its sister Caritas aid agencies are stepping up food relief efforts to Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo as thousands of refugees return to a city in ruins.