World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words into aid
18 August, 2013
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have joined with global celebrities like Beyoncé and leading brands such as Gucci, Barclays Bank, Western Union and Intel to launch a campaign that seeks to turn people’s words into real support for communities affected by...
South Sudan/Sudan: "Until the war ends, South Sudan is the best place for my kids to grow up."
7 August, 2013
The roar of Antonov aircraft would often fill the skies above Um Duluk village in Sudan’s border region of South Kordofan, says Affat. For her, the sound was a warning that she needed to gather her eight children and flee to the safety of nearby foothills where they would wait out the...
South Sudan: Violence escalates in Pibor
24 July, 2013
An estimated 100,000 people in Pibor County in eastern South Sudan’s Jonglei State have been cut off from life-saving assistance due to fighting between State and non-state armed groups and a resurgence of inter-communal clashes.
Tens of thousands of these people have been forced to...
South Sudan: Clearing the remnants of war
9 July, 2013
For almost three decades, the small town of Rokon in South Sudan was deserted because its residents had fled the conflict between the Sudanese army and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). But since the signing of a peace agreement in 2005, more than 4,000 people have returned to...
Sudan: Local humanitarian capacity crucial
2 July, 2013
“I trained as a midwife to help my community,” says Fatima, a volunteer community health worker at a clinic in Hammeida, rural Kassala state in eastern Sudan. Fatima’s clinic is run by Talaweit, a Sudanese NGO. The clinic is the only primary health care facility for many...