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08 Aug 2017 description
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Cologne. The civil war in South Sudan has taken its toll on neighboring country Uganda. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has now reached the million mark. Many of these refugees make the journey across the border, not just because of the Uganda’s proximity, but also as a result of the country’s welcoming approach to hosting refugees. “Uganda has provided a true and outstanding neighborly aid”, said Alexander Tacke-Köster, Program Coordination for Malteser International in Uganda.

02 Jun 2017 description
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Cologne. Malteser International is appealing to the general public to make donations for the needy in Africa. Around 24 million people on the continent are currently facing starvation and their situation is becoming increasingly critical. “Climate change is not solely responsible for the current hunger crisis. Violent conflict, unequal distribution, and poor governance are also contributing factors.” said Sid Peruvemba, Vice-Secretary General of Malteser International.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Malteser International helps children in Kenya and South Sudan

09 Sep 2016 description
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Malteser International delivers quick emergency relief

Cologne. The ongoing unrest in South Sudan is responsible for a continued flight to already poverty-stricken and financially strained neighboring countries. Around 800,000 South Sudanese people have already left their home of origin. Even in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country itself dependent on international aid, more than 27,000 refugees from South Sudan have fled across the border. At the same time thousands of Congolese are returning to their homeland from South Sudan.

17 Aug 2016 description
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According to new UN figures, six million people – or more than half of the total population – are in need of humanitarian aid in South Sudan, the world’s newest independent country. Unrest returned to the country as it celebrated five years of independence at the beginning of July, almost a year since the conclusion of a tentative ceasefire that put a hold on years of bloody civil war. Since then, persistent outbreaks of violence have kept South Sudan and the international community on edge.

11 Jul 2016 description
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Wau/Cologne: The fifth anniversary of the independence of South Sudan witnessed a return to armed conflict in the country, which has been plagued by violence since its creation. Shooting was reported in the capital Juba during the night before the country’s independence day. Unrest had already been reported around two weeks ago in the northwestern city of Wau, where an estimated 90,000 people are thought to be in flight. Most of these people have already been forced from their homes more than once.