Tagged: South Sudan
James Dafallah was a refugee living in camps in Ethiopia since he was 9 years old. Now, he has returned to South Sudan and joined Oxfam as public health worker.
More than a year after independence, the crisis in South Sudan is the worst it's been since the end of the war in 2005. Oxfam is currently providing essential services in the form of clean water and basic sanitation to 32,000 people in Upper Nile region.
Camps sheltering more than 100,000 Sudanese refugees in South Sudan’s Maban county are ticking timebombs, on the brink of a major outbreak of disease.
One year after South Sudan’s independence on July 9, the young country is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of the war in 2005, under the weight of severe economic meltdown and ongoing conflict. Long-term and emergency efforts to help nearly half the population, who don’t have enough to eat, could be derailed by an economy out of control.
Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate already dire conditions in refugee camps, restrict travel and access, and heighten the risk of disease, a group of leading humanitarian agencies warned today.
Renewed military action against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) risks triggering further devastation for local people in DR of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan unless more is done to protect civilians and prevent retaliations by one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups.
Since the start of 2012, nearly 30,000 refugees from the conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile region have arrived in Jamam, a village in the remote Upper Nile state of South Sudan. Oxfam’s team in South Sudan is providing clean water, public health and sanitation in and around the new camp.