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Sabitha hangs on by a thread

Monday, 15 May 2017 by

Sabitha’s Lebelek is a widow and mother to five children. The decades of war in South Sudan, and the brutal violence of 2013 and 2016, after the nation achieved its independence, have created thousands of widows and orphans. Her story is typical of so many who have lost their husbands. Her husband was a soldier,

‘It is our job to save lives’

Monday, 15 May 2017 by

The reality and horror of famine is hard to grasp. Victims waste away and look like stick figures. They become too weak to walk and babies grow too weak to cry and even to move. Eventually they become too far gone to benefit from help, if it comes too late. Since late February, parts of

In 2003, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution identifying 7 April as the start of the genocide, and named it the International day of reflection on the genocide. It serves to commemorate the beginning of the tragedy that claimed the lives of 20% of the country’s population. Decades of tensions had simmered between the

South Sudan appeal.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

JAM becomes beacon of hope

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

Akech Dut Goch doesn’t know how old she is, but hazards a guess – that she is 100. She does look about a century old, as her face creases into a myriad lines and her body appears skeletal. Her slight frame is probably wizened with age, but also from a meagre diet. Yet Akech moves

Respite for a child

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the team visited the home of a family in the Pibor region who are nearing starvation. They say no other food is available to them other than wild fruit. The situation is heart-breaking – it takes three hours each way to walk to find the fruit-bearing trees, and

World Water Day 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017 by

Clean water is a basic human right, but the hard reality is that 319 million people in sub-saharan Africa don’t have access to safe water. Water related diseases are responsible for many illnesses and deaths in rural communities. Women and children in Africa are responsible for the collection of water and often walk for up

International Women’s Day 2017

Thursday, 09 March 2017 by

Another Light Goes Out for Thiak Family

Thursday, 09 March 2017 by

Grief and trauma run deeply in the Thiak family – it is etched into their faces. In 2013, their village, near to Bor, was attacked and their home was burned down. Eight-year-old Leek Thiak was four when he witnessed his mother almost starving herself to death. Later she was gunned down a short distance away

Melita Fabio

Thursday, 09 March 2017 by

Melita Fabio’s destiny and that of her family are as deeply interwoven with the weather as Mozambique’s lush, humid forests are interwoven with thick vines. Her rail-thin body is evidence of a life lived with little food. Melita is not sure how old she is and hazards a guess – that she’s in her late

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