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01 Sep 2011 description

Bogotá, 30 August 2011 – The impact of the January-2010 earthquake, cholera epidemics, subhuman living conditions in camps for displaced persons and disillusionment with the failure to stabilise the country are some of the many reasons why Haitians are fleeing in substantial numbers.

Yet as nearby states tighten their borders, hundreds of Haitians have found themselves stranded in Tabatinga, a small Brazilian city of 50,000 inhabitants bordering Colombia and Peru.

31 Aug 2010 description


1. Sudan: peace through education

Washington DC, 30 August 2010 - JRS has urged the governments of Sudan and Southern Sudan to commit themselves to a non-violent resolution of their differences, regardless of the outcome of the referendum on independence in January 2012. Moreover, JRS has called on the international community to sustain its support for the peace agreement.

Although much remains to be done, peace has made possible the beginnings of an improvement in education, health, and sanitation.