Posts tagged with ‘south sudan’

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Crisis in South Sudan

by Karen Bokma

Almost five million people are facing severe food insecurity in South Sudan, according to the United Nations World Food Programme. In the world’s youngest country, years of civil unrest have displaced large segments of the population—many of those displaced are small-scale farmers. Forced to leave their farms and livestock, the conflict has left people unable […]

Recovery and Relief in Africa and the Middle East

by Karen Bokma

PWS&D recently committed funding to five emergency responses in Africa and the Middle East. The projects that PWS&D is supporting are all in response to ongoing violent conflict in the regions where they are taking place. Responding through Canadian Foodgrains Bank, PWS&D is supporting partners in Juba in South Sudan, where tens of thousands of […]

PWSDevelopments 2016, Issue 2: Finding Home

by Anna Muir

Last year, the number of people displaced by conflict and persecution rose significantly. More and more stories surfaced in the media, and the world awoke to the plight of refugees searching for home. In this issue of PWSDevelopments, learn more about PWS&D’s refugee ministry and the ways overseas support is helping families uprooted from Syria, […]

Dreams for the Future in the Midst of War

by Karen Bokma

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan just over a year ago, more than 1.9 million people have been forced from their homes to escape the violence. And while no official death toll exists, estimates say that tens of thousands of people have died. Hearing overwhelming statistics like this can sometimes overshadow the fact that […]

In South Sudan, a Mother’s Plea Goes Ignored

by Karen Bokma

The African proverb ‘when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers,’ is one that Victoria Loki, a mother of five in South Sudan understands only too well. Thousands of South Sudanese are caught in the crossfire of a struggle between two powerful political leaders, President Salva Kiir, and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar. Roughly […]

South Sudan: 12-year-old girl flees attack in middle of the night

by Karen Bokma

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius and Communications Officer Amanda Thorsteinsson traveled to South Sudan to visit CFGB member projects responding to the needs of people affected by civil war and hunger. The following is a report from their trip. When I hear stories about what people have suffered in South Sudan, it’s easy […]