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refugee and idp Jan 15

view map   SSD_EmergencyOv_NewArrivals_150129 UNHCR REGIONAL UPDATE, 49 26 – 30 January 2015 HIGHLIGHTS  An extraordinary summit by the heads of state and government of the African regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which convened on 29 January 2015, has been adjourned until 31 January 2015 in order to give the two warring parties two days to agree ...

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The need to focus on education

Teacher training in Yambio

  Joan Mumaw, IHM Solidarity with South Sudan US Regional Development Director. (Article published in the January 2015 LCWR Newsletter) As the new year breaks into our lives, students are arriving at the Solidarity Teacher Training Institute at Yambio and the Catholic Health Training Institute at Wau. They arrive in Yambio just as ground is being broken for additional staff ...

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JUBA, 30 JANUARY 2015 When Jesus finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Push the boat out further to the deep water, and you and your partners let down your nets for a catch.” “Master,” Simon answered, “we worked hard all night long and caught nothing. But zfyou say so, I will let down the nets.” They let them down and ...

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 THE END OF THE YEAR  IN SOUTH SUDAN December 15th, first anniversary of the outbreak of internal fighting in South Sudan has come and gone without any serious incidents. The people of South Sudan are very focussed on anniversaries; so it is pleasing there were no problems. A few weeks ago there was fighting and evident tension between the tribes in ...

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IN TIMES OF CRISIS  2015 APPEAL Together, Towards a Future of Hope and Peace Dear Friends and supporters, This past year has been a very difficult one for South Sudan. The violence that exploded last December has led the country to a civil war. More than 7 million people are facing the threat of hunger. Solidarity works to accompany and ...

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Press Release: A step together


Shared Journeys of Listening and Dialogue in South Sudan 30 September 2014 Yei. From the1st to the 28th of October 2014, South Sudan’s Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation will be hosting an intensive four—week training in Yei, Central Equatoria. The training, titled “A Step Together: Shared Journeys of Listening and Dialogue” brings together more than 80 community and ...

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More teachers quit over poor pay

oct-news-07-01 Adeng Koriom October 6, 2014 Br.Joseph Alak Deng FSC, teaches a class in Solidarity Teacher Training Centre, Yambio/Kairosphotos. More than 2,000 teachers have left the profession over the last two years due to low pay, the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Education has announced.The basic monthly salary for a teacher is 300 pounds.Mr. Michael Lopuke says the majority left ...

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Daily life in Yambio


Oct. 12, 2014 from Pat Johansen SCL I’m sending a variety of pictures. There are a couple of the students micro-teaching. They are doing it in partners and these two were doing sound. They did very well. We like to have them get some experience before they go out to the schools. We especially like to have them make lesson ...

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Trauma healing in South Sudan


Annette St-Amour IHM Twenty-two years of war has left a deep footprint of wound on the people of South Sudan. On top of that, dashing the hopes for desperately needed development in the country, the conflict that broke out in December 2013 has left four states with more than 80,000 people in UN camps in need of protection as well ...

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