Tales of heroic humanitarian assistance, in quiet words

Blogs from aid workers in South Sudan:

Doctor Roslyn Brooks is in South Sudan, working at a hospital in Lankien, an area which has been badly affected by the ongoing conflict in the country… Read the full blog entry

Image shows Roslyn examining an infant

Stella wanted to go to school but her father thought it would ‘spoil’ her chances of marriage. Kenyi Betuel – editor of a girls’ education radio show – explores some of the cultural barriers facing girls who want an education in South Sudan. Read the full blog entry

“It’s time to stop the complacency, or risk complicity in on-going conflict” says Abby Maxman, the president of Oxfam America. Read the full blog entry

Map of oil contamination in South Sudan

Oil accounts for nearly all of the newly-formed South Sudans export earnings (98% of total revenue, according to the IMF); it has also been responsible for pollution, a major source of conflict between the government and local communities and resulting in the loss of traditional livelihoods of the local Dinka and Nuer communities.

Read more and look at the full map


Using theatre to save lives in South Sudan

With attacks on health-care workers, patients and clinics are a major issue in South Sudan. See how street theater is used to educate people around the country about the dangers – and what they can do to help.