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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

JAM Uganda appointed lead livelihood partner at Imvepi Refugee Settlement

A joint evaluation headed by UNHCR and the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda, who is directly responsible for the department of refugee affairs, was recently conducted where JAM Uganda was appointed as the lead livelihood partner in the Imvepi refugee settlement. This appointment enables JAM’s team on the ground to continue implementation of

JAM International reaches 72 million meals

Since mid-March, when the World Health Organisation declared the Coronavirus a global pandemic, JAM International has reached almost one million beneficiaries through food assistance and has provided over 72 million meals across all our African countries of operation. As the pandemic spread across Africa, governments announced lockdown measures with rigid movement restrictions that led to

JAM International targets 1.3 million

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on world economies and the livelihoods of millions across the globe, JAM remains concerned for the 1.3 million vulnerable persons we serve in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan and Uganda. In addition to its immediate impact on health outcomes, COVID-19 has disrupted food

COVID-19 Appeal

The impact of COVID-19 on 1.3 million vulnerable JAM beneficiaries calls for collective and urgent response. Pre-existing drivers such as poverty, food insecurity, epidemics, droughts, flooding, lack of water and sanitation, poor service delivery, low education levels, unequal access to information and civil strife will complicate the effects on these communities. And with the widespread

Thousands Displaced & At Risk in Fresh Conflict in Pibor, South Sudan

Fresh conflict in Pibor, South Sudan, has affected thousands of already displaced people who now have to contend with fearing for their lives. Late in 2019, severe floods in Pibor resulted in the loss of many homes and livelihoods for over 15 000 people. Over the last few days, Joint Aid Management (JAM) teams on