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#SouthSudanisWatching campaign. It calls South Sudan citizens to actively engage and keep a close watch over the HLRF process. Together we must all demand and ensure a peaceful solution is reached for the future of our nation. #Anataban
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
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
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.
Aided by advanced technologies and assisted by intrepid NGOs, native people suffering under oil contamination are fighting for their health and homelands.
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.
Indigenous Peruvians and their detection of oil spills – role model for the world!
Fidel Sandi’s Achuar community has been plagued with oil contamination for decades – but he is now able to collect and gather evidence for his claims
Major article in El Pais on oil’s pollution of South Sudan’s water – and on Sign of Hope’s struggle to put an end to it