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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

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

Peter’s Heart Break

Saturday, 20 February 2016 by

I had a good day, but very heartbreaking. I was with a lady who had fled to Uganda after her husband was killed in the fighting. She was in a refugee camp where she lost one of her children through severe malnutrition, so she returned to Bor in South Sudan hoping she would get food

Thursday, 28 May 2015 by

On the 28th of May, JAM invites you to join us as we embrace the growing worldwide community of activists determined to mark World Hunger Day. We encourage each one of our loyal supporters to make it a day of significant action in our on-going struggle against hunger. The millions of Red Bowls we fill

Let’s provide them with water

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by

Every time I am in the field and exposed to the challenges people face in rural Africa, it has a marked effect on me. I think it is grossly unfair that so much of the world can just open the faucet and enjoy clean, drinkable water, while such a large percentage of people walk for

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