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No News Is Not Good News


A common expression in English, but not always true, is that ‘No new is good news’. There has been very little said in the media recently about South Sudan. So does that mean peace has been restored in South Sudan and the crisis that has led to countless deaths and displaced hundreds of thousands is over? Unfortunately, no. There has ...

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October Newsletter


At a crossroads Greetings to you all. It has been a busy year for Solidarity with South Sudan. The ongoing disruption within the country while no longer pulling media attention as it did at the end of last year, has continued to provide challenges for us as we move forwards. While we had to redeploy members from Malakal, due to ...

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Crisis in South Sudan

Sr Elizabeth Ryan, an Irish member of the Faithful Companions of Jesus who trains teachers, sings with children alongside Nyachingowk Laa in 2010 at a Catholic school in Malakal, South Sudan.
(CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

“None of our group has left the country because of the violence. Being in solidarity means being one with the people. It means standing faithfully beside them at this tragic time” Despite unrest, some foreign religious say they’ll stay in South Sudan United States (CNS) – While many foreigners have fled the fighting in South Sudan, an international group of ...

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Latest News from South Sudan


The Good, the Bad and the Dreadful It has been a troubled time in South Sudan since violence erupted in Juba, the capital, on December 15th last year. Order was quickly restored in Juba but not before the violent genie fled the lamp of the capital and initiated death and destruction in some parts of the country. It is a ...

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New teams in Solidarity with South Sudan.


Since January 1 2014, new teams have taken leadership positions in Juba and Rome. In Juba, Br. Bill Firman FSC is the new Executive Director, with Br Denis Loft FSC as Director of Teacher Training and Finances and Sr. Cathy Arata, SSND as Director of Communities. In Rome, Fr. Paul Smyth CMF has been appointed as President of Solidarity with ...

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The President of Solidarity with South Sudan writes:

Fr Paul Smyth, President, smiles in front of the Solidarity poster

Dear Friends and Supporters I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and update you briefly on the developments that have recently been taking place in Solidarity with South Sudan.  My name is Paul Smyth, a member of the Claretian Missionaries. Having served for the last four years as Vice President of Solidarity with South Sudan I was ...

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Pope Francis: stop to violence in South Sudan

Pope Francis

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for an end to violence in South Sudan, to ensure access to humanitarian aid and for thepromotion of peace. In a letter addressed to Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba, read at Mass on Sunday morning by Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, who is in South ...

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