One million in 100 days flee homes in South Sudan

By |4 April 2014|

About 3.7 million people, close to one-third of the total population, are already at severe risk of starvation in South Sudan. If aid doesn't reach them by the end of May it maybe too late.

Aid gets through to South Sudan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas is gravely concerned by the crisis unravelling in South Sudan. Nearly a million people have been forced from their homes and five million are in need of aid.

Questions and answers on South Sudan crisis

By |18 February 2014|

A huge humanitarian crisis is now affecting the majority of South Sudan with close to one million people forced from their homes as they flee violence.

Three lives torn apart in South Sudan

By |13 February 2014|

A woman with a tree for a home, a baby swaddled in a mosquito net and a young returning refugee with dreams of a brighter future are all caught in South Sudan's conflict.

Appeal for South Sudan to provide 100,000 people with aid

By |13 February 2014|

Caritas Internationalis is launching a €2.9 million emergency appeal for South Sudan to provide 100,000 people with aid over the next 4 months.

South Sudan at crossroads say its bishops

By |4 February 2014|

South Sudan's bishops call on the Catholic community to support relief efforts in their country. They also say with a shaky ceasefire in place, reconciliation and reform are essential.

South Sudanese people still believe in hope

By |4 February 2014|

Conflict in South Sudan has forced nearly 900,000 people to flee. These are some of their stories. But despite the violence, South Sudanese people still believe in hope.

Reconciliation essential to move South Sudan forward

By |24 January 2014|

This was supposed to be the first generation of South Sudanese to grew up not knowing what it’s like to live in a displacement camp or as a refugee. Now schools in South Sudan have been converted into makeshift clinics to treat those injured in the conflict.

Growing numbers fleeing conflict in South Sudan

By |16 January 2014|

Growing numbers fleeing conflict in South Sudan. The humanitarian situation in many areas is extremely grave. Caritas has been providing aid since the crisis broke out.

South Sudanese church leaders call for peace

By |19 December 2013|

Church leaders in South Sudan are united in calling for peace and national reconciliation after violence breaks out, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes

Thousands in need of aid in South Sudan’s Pibor

By |14 August 2013|

Ongoing violence in South Sudan’s Jongeli State has forced an estimated 100,000 people from their homes into the bush.  The recent clashes include inter-communal violence between Lou Nuer and Murle people.

Those who have fled the fighting  and are living in the wilderness have no food, clean water or healthcare. Aid agencies are struggling to reach them due to the fighting and heavy rains that make the roads inaccessible.

Caritas is working with the UN’s WFP to distribute food to those displaced and effected by the violence in the Pibor area in Jonglei. Caritas South Sudan has been mobilising diocesan staff and parish volunteers to support the humanitarian response in Jongeli State.
Caritas member Catholic Relief Services is also supporting the intervention.
Caritas South Sudan said, “A big thank you to the parish volunteers from Archdiocese of Juba and the Dioceses of Tombura-Yambio and Wau. In an act of true solidarity, they are travelling to […]

International Youth Day focus on migration

By |7 August 2013|

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August. This year the theme is ‘Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward’.

Prayer for South Sudan’s one year anniversary

By |4 July 2012|

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South Sudan marks 1st anniversary in its long journey to development

By |3 July 2012|

On the road in South Sudan, landmine warnings flash by and demining groups work on unexploded bombs left over from war. But in a vehicle full of Caritas workers, the passengers are more worried about the insects flying around. Are they mosquitoes? Tsetse flies? The vehicle splashes through puddles where snails and worms live that can make you very ill.

Almost every bad tropical disease you’ve heard of is found in this corner of East Africa. And nearly every problem a country can face is here: violence from within and without; almost no water systems, paved roads, electricity, schools or clinics; war orphans and war widows; half a million returnees with no homes; thousands of guns in the hands of armed groups. South Sudan, the world’s newest country, has it all.

It has it all in a better sense, too: rich fields, plenty of natural resources, the blessing (or curse) of […]

South Sudan’s lost generation comes home

By |3 July 2012|

“There was bombing and shelling, soldiers. My children kept saying, ‘What’s happening?’” Nyanareng, a 28-year-old mother of four, didn’t have time for long explanations when violence struck Abyei, a disputed border town between Sudan and South Sudan. She just told her children to run.

“We walked five days on foot. We’d dig in the ground for water,” she said. It was May 2011, and hot in the bush. Her children survived. But her mother died of exhaustion.

“We weren’t allowed to bury my mother in Touralei, so we came here, to Agok.”

South Sudanese have often been the people nobody wants. Sometimes they’re shuffled from refugee camps to way-stations to transit areas. Or they’re targets, running from bombs and bullets, trying not to get separated from their children or wives or husbands.

After a decades-long civil war, South Sudan is now its own country, a nation getting its people back. A huge fraction […]

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