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Solidarity in Malakal UN Camp: The Gathering

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It was a time of bringing people together of all different tribes, various United Nations organizations as well as cooperation among all Christian Churches that made the Christmas and New Year Celebrations memorable in the camp. The Catholic community just before Christmas built their own little Church made of plastic sheeting, wire, wood and some steel poles so as to ...

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Update of the situation in South Sudan in snippets

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A number of events in the first three months of this year have created a climate of uncertainty and a feeling of “wait and see” with the ordinary South Sudanese bearing the worst effects of political instability. Here below are the main news from different sources. PEACE TALKS FAILED ON MARCH 6TH, NEW DEADLINE IN APRIL The year also opened with expectations ...

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A Fragile Situation

  Situation in South Sudan – update in snippets A number of events in the first three months of this year have created a climate of uncertainty and a feeling of “wait and see” with the ordinary South Sudanese bearing the worst effects of political instability. Here the main news from different sources PEACE TALKS FAILED ON MARCH 6TH, NEW ...

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STATISTICS DESCRIBING SOUTH SUDAN?

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  by Bill Firman FSC.   Statistics describing South Sudan provide a stark picture of what is happening here. Those of us from other countries know it could be so much better. It is remarkable how well some eke out a living with very few resources. If they are not near the areas where there is fighting, they simply get ...

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Analysis of the situation

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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

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  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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“GO DEEPER” MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTH SUDAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS

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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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GRADUATIONS AND COMMUNITIES ASSEMBLY IN SOUTH SUDAN

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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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2015 APPEAL

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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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