South Sudan

South Sudan

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.

 

South Sudan - Oxfam engineers fixing boreholes and pumps. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Getting it Right from the Start

Amidst jubilant celebration, the new Republic of South Sudan entered the international stage in July 2011 albeit as one of the least developed countries in the world.

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