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Caritas helping to build a strong and stable South Sudan

South Sudan is the world’s newest country. Caritas South Sudan is the confederation’s newest member. But that doesn’t mean that Caritas is a new arrival in South Sudan.

For decades, the Caritas confederation was part of a global prayer campaign for an end to the war in South Sudan, working in emergency relief, development, peace building and conflict resolution.

Caritas strives to bring emergency assistance to people still in need and to provide them with the skills and development programmes which will set them on their way to true independence. Caritas Internationalis members from 5 other countries are working alongside Caritas South Sudan and will remain at its side for the hard road ahead.

Conflict returned to South Sudan in December 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to flee from their homes. Caritas is providing 100,000 people with emergency relief. The aid includes food, plastic sheeting, blankets, mats, jerry cans, soap, mosquito nets, clean water and health care.

Caritas is striving to promote dialogue through the dioceses and by supporting initiatives like peace building broadcasts on radio stations. Caritas wants development gains to be protected by stability – not destroyed by violence.

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Caritas Updates from South Sudan

  • Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

  • 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.
  • Darfur: A day in the life

Darfur: A day in the life

  • 8 August 2014
For the last ten years Caritas's partner Norwegian Church Aid(NCA) have been at the forefront of running life-line services for camp residents. Babiker, an NCA aid worker, who comes from the area, takes us through a typical day's work.
  • Darfur ten years after

Darfur ten years after

  • 6 August 2014
Ten years since the conflict began in Darfur 1.4 million people are still living in camps. CAFOD’s Nana Anto-Awuakye has recently returned from Darfur and shares her reflections on what life is like for Darfur’s camp communities.
  • Darfur voices: Farming hands

Darfur voices: Farming hands

  • 4 August 2014
People are finding it increasingly difficult to return to their villages because of the ongoing conflict between government and rebel groups and the inter-ethnic fighting between tribes, and so they are doing what they can to make a life for themselves inside the camps.

Media

South Sudan Slideshow

 

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