Originally from South Sudan, Lucy has lived in Australia since 1991. She was separated from her three-year-old daughter Susan in 1988 due to civil war in Sudan. They were eventually reunited in Australia in 1994.
South Sudan's brutal four-year civil war has left four million people displaced and killed thousands. It has also forced millions into poverty and is pushing people to their absolute limits. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become almost commonplace in the country.
It's been five years since civil war broke out in South Sudan. Earlier this year, Oxfam International's Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, visited the country and met some of the strong, hard-working, self-sacrificing women who have been turned into widows and beggars by the conflict.
Today, the world stands on the brink of unprecedented famines. About 30 million people are experiencing alarming hunger, severe levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in north-eastern Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen.
This month Oxfam Chief Executive Helen Szoke visited Oxfam programs in South Sudan delivering clean water, sanitation and vital humanitarian assistance to families facing hunger and famine.
A unique Oxfam run canoeing program in South Sudan is assisting communities to seek refuge rapidly in an emergency, and helps the canoe operators to earn the money they need to support their families.
Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and millions more in dire need of help. This is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse.
A landmark UN Security Council resolution passed today. The UN Security Council has never before passed a resolution focused solely on UN Policing. Today’s resolution consolidates a broad range of guidance and standards to strengthen the unique role of UN Police in protecting civilians, as well as preventing sexual and gender-based violence.
South Sudan is facing the world’s worst food crisis, driven by the conflict that erupted in December 2013. Unless there is an end to the fighting, this food crisis will continue. More than two million people are facing severe food insecurity in South Sudan. As the dry season begins, the brutal conflict that provoked this disaster is about […]
Elizabeth and her five children live in a shared tent with 20 other people. Her husband was shot and killed, and her families' home has since been burned down. Now, Elizabeth is worried about what will become of her and her children.