South Sudan

South Sudan

A business woman laughs at work in her restaurant in Rumbek, South Sudan

Small business owners working against the odds to help rebuild South Sudan

Elena came to own her own restaurant after joining an Oxfam women's support group in 2011. She did well for several months but is now struggling as inflation threatens small business owners accross South Sudan, but despite this Elena remains hopeful of sucess and of  helping to rebuild Rumbek.


South Sudan deal just start of long road to peace

The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies CARE, IRC, Oxfam and World Vision say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace and reconciliation.

Florence Namaru keeps her hope alive for South Sudan. Photo credit: Stella Madete/ Oxfam

Why be a humanitarian? Aid workers in South Sudan explain

Are you a humanitarian? Humanitarian Aid Workers come from all places and all walks of life. For the occasion of World Humanitarian Day 2015 we talked to some of the Humanitarian Aid Workers in South Sudan about what makes them humanitarians and what drives them to help others.

Moving story of Syrian refugees told through their phones in ‘District Zero’ documentary

The story of a Syrian refugee who begins a new life in Jordan’s Zaatari camp fixing mobile phones and helps fellow refugees print off photos of happier times is the focus of an upcoming documentary film which will be previewed to mark World Refugee Day (June 20th) as part of a joint campaign by Oxfam and the European Commission’s Office for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

Dom Koch a farmer in Matangai, South Sudan. Photo credit: Stella Madete/Oxfam

South Sudan: Watering seeds of hope in diversity

In Matangai, Rumbek, they relied heavily on rainfall and distant boreholes to irrigate their land. With most of the men gone, the women must both provide and care for their families alone, the long daily trips for water was leaving time for little else.



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