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Providing aid to flood-affected communities in Pibor is not for the faint-hearted.

Like most humanitarian crises, flooding leaves those affected in a worse state than before. As one of the hardest to reach areas of South Sudan, Pibor has faced various compounding challenges for many years, much of which has been as a result of the tough terrain in the area. The annual rainy season from April

COVID-19 has destroyed 25 years’ worth of progress in education

According to the latest report by UNESCO, 180 million more girls have enrolled in primary and secondary school since 1995, and girls' learning outcomes have improved. Did you know: When girls attend a secondary school, it is possible to reduce infant mortality and thousands of others escape stunted growth When girls attend school, the prevalence

COVID-19 highlights the need for a collective effort towards safe, clean water sources

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. Although much is still unknown about the Coronavirus as information is still regularly updated, one constant has been the importance of hand hygiene in order to prevent the spread of the disease. We stand united with the rest of the world on this Global Handwashing Day while we participate

Helping young girls have a voice; creating a world of equality.

On October 11th 2011, Resolution 66/170 was adopted by the United Nations and the day officially became known as ‘International Day of the Girl Child.’ This commitment is further cemented in Global Goal number five, Gender Equality - a commitment to achieving gender equality and empowering ALL women and young girls. The 2020 edition is

What we do today, will determine their tomorrow (Angola, Mozambique & South Africa)

COVID-19 has highlighted massive inequalities faced by the world’s most vulnerable in terms of health and food security. The two are not mutually exclusive, without proper nutrition, health is sure to deteriorate. With failing health, lack of sufficient food and nutrients could result in worsening conditions and ultimately, death. In many instances, the lack of

What we do today, determines their tomorrow (South Sudan & Uganda)

In South Sudan where JAM is active in several counties of Northern Bahr El Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Jonglei State, it is projected that over 7.5 million people are in dire need of food assistance (WFP). Women and children continue to be the most affected. Some 2.2 million children are out of school and nearly

Floods hampering humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, calls for urgent response

Flooding in South Sudan is a seasonal occurrence although the frequency in recent years has been much higher with the current situation seems the worst yet. The Government of South Sudan has officially declared a state of emergency for three months, with over 650 000 people already having been affected in 17 out of 18

What we do today, determines their tomorrow

COVID-19 has consumed our world for close on six-months already, since officially being classified as a pandemic. In this time, global economies have shrunk, airlines have closed and businesses have shut down. Sadly, here in Africa, the biggest disaster of all has been the resultant hunger crisis. Already challenged food insecurity has been grossly accelerated