Emergencies in Darfur and South Sudan

Thousands in need of aid in South Sudan’s Pibor

Thousands in need of aid in South Sudan’s Pibor

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 ...

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A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

Ten years ago, when thousands of families first crowded into Darfur’s camps, there were few medical options. Many turned to hit-or-miss traditional remedies, or simply hoped for the best. For life-threatening problems like scorpion stings, difficult childbirth, and malaria, camp residents were at the mercy of fate.

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A Decade in Darfur: Healing Relationships

A Decade in Darfur: Healing Relationships

“When I entered my farm, it was so pretty that I was singing.” Abubakar, a 37-year-old father of ten, was happy with the rainy season in Darfur in mid-2012. “I saw I’d have a good harvest.” Abubakar had put a lot of work into his crops of groundnuts, millet, maize and okra. “At the beginning ...

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Darfur: ten years of service

War broke out in Sudan’s Darfur region in 2003. It has remained one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises over the last decade. At least 3.4 million people in Darfur need humanitarian assistance today, a figure which includes 1.4 million displaced people (IDPs) in camps receiving food aid. Life is difficult in the camps, but ...

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A Decade in Darfur: Mothers and Children at Risk

A Decade in Darfur: Mothers and Children at Risk

With thousands of others, Nawal escaped to one of Sudan’s camps for displaced people. They were safer there, but could no longer earn a living by farming. Some camp residents do tasks like brickmaking, making enough money to buy the day’s kilo or two of grain.

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