April 28, 2017

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

By |28 April 2017|

Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.

March 21, 2017

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    “South Sudan is collapsing.” Urgent aid needed to fight mass starvation

“South Sudan is collapsing.” Urgent aid needed to fight mass starvation

By |21 March 2017|

As the humanitarian crisis worsens in South Sudan, Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, has warned the country is in a state of collapse with millions of people facing mass starvation.
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    “Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

“Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

By |17 March 2017|

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, will be in Rome from 21 March for a meeting of South Sudan experts to discuss the worsening crisis in his country where famine has been declared in the midst of civil war.

February 28, 2017

South Sudan famine: I write with tears in my eyes

By |28 February 2017|

Parts of South Sudan face famine due to an ongoing civil war, collapse of law and order and drought. William Okot de Toby is the managing director of a diocesan Caritas, Caritas Torit, in the south-eastern part of the country. He answered our questions.

South Sudan bishops: “This famine is man-made”

By |24 February 2017|

Following the declaration of famine in Unity State, South Sudan this week, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued a powerful pastoral letter condemning the country’s civil war and labelling the famine as “man-made”.

Urgent food aid needed as famine strikes South Sudan

By |22 February 2017|

Famine declared in South Sudan with 275,000 children severely malnourished and more than 5 million people urgently in need of food and agricultural assistance.

January 20, 2017

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    Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

By |20 January 2017|

Italy is opening a humanitarian corridor for refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia with the support of Caritas.

August 12, 2016

People flee to churches with fresh fighting in South Sudan

By |12 August 2016|

When the guns started firing again in Juba on the 7th July it brought to an end the fragile ceasefire and forced the displacement of 34,000 people from around Juba. Many sought refuge in established UN camps or church compounds.

March 23, 2016

Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

By |23 March 2016|

Millions of people in South Sudan are in desperate need of aid as the country faces its worst food crisis since independence in 2011.

January 20, 2016

Helping South Sudan build a future

By |20 January 2016|

By September 2015, 7.5 million people – nearly two in every three people in South Sudan were going hungry. Half of those people were suffering from severe hunger. Caritas is launching a €2.1 million euro emergency appeal for funds that will help alleviate hunger for the entirety of 2016.

June 3, 2015

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    Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

By |3 June 2015|

Unlike many other conflict zones around the world, Abyei is not filled with non-governmental organizations providing assistance to the population. Many NGOs are afraid that working in Abyei will anger government officials in Khartoum, who could then deny them access to Darfur and other troubled areas.

May 14, 2015

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    Strong Caritas in South Sudan: An interview with Gabriel Yai Avop

Strong Caritas in South Sudan: An interview with Gabriel Yai Avop

By |14 May 2015|

Interview with Gabriel Yai Avop, Director of Caritas South Sudan, the newest Caritas member which the Caritas Confederation voted unanimously to join the network.

Caritas welcomes South Sudan as its 165th member

By |13 May 2015|

In 2015, Caritas welcomes South Sudan as its newest member. The small African country gained independence in 2011, and its people are experiencing the joys and struggles that come with creating a nation.

December 23, 2014

Help the victims of Darfur’s forgotten conflict in 2015

By |23 December 2014|

Caritas/ACT Alliance* are seeking €5.3 million (US$6.8 million) to fund programmes they are supporting in Darfur in 2015.

October 15, 2014

Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

By |15 October 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people as severe food crisis looms in early 2015.

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