Sign of Hope’s press conference

The press conference in Berlin: eyewitness reports of horrible environmental contamination, new and scary victim totals.

Held on April 18th in Berlin, Sign of Hope’s press conference produced shocking revelations on Big Oil’s contamination of water, lives and the environment in South Sudan.

The speakers were: 

  • Reimund Reubelt, Chairperson, Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V.
  • Klaus Stieglitz, Vice-Chairperson, Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V.
  • Nnimmo Bassey, Oilwatch, Hero of the Environment, Right Livelihood Award laureate (Alternative Nobel Prize)
  • Bior K. Bior, Nile Institute of Environmental Health, South Sudan

Interview Nnimmo Bassey

Watch Ildiko Mannsperger interview Nnimmo Bassey: Oilwatch, Hero of the Environment, Right Livelihood Award laureate (Alternative Nobel Prize)

From the press conference in Berlin: eyewitness reports of horrible environmental contamination, new and scary victim totals

Held on April 18th in Berlin, Sign of Hope’s press conference produced shocking revelations on Big Oil’s contamination of water, lives and the environment in South Sudan.

Interview with Klaus Stieglitz

Watch Ildiko Mannsperger interview Klaus Stieglitz: Vice-Chairperson of Hoffnungszeichen, Sign of Hope

The press conference in Berlin: eyewitness reports of horrible environmental contamination, new and scary victim totals.

Held on April 18th in Berlin, Sign of Hope’s press conference produced shocking revelations on Big Oil’s contamination of water, lives and the environment in South Sudan.

Grassroots journalism!

Eyewitness reports from courageous journalists

Report #1: Pariang: Polluted desert land | By Simon Bingo

PARIANG – Oil exploration in South Sudan’s Unity State takes a heavy toll on the environment. Residents and their animals suffer from diseases caused by contaminated drinking water:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KxE0m_-qZI

Report #2: Officials warn oil taints drinking water in South Sudan’s Unity State | By Bonifacio Taban

BENTIU – Drinking water in South Sudan’s Unity State near the oil fields is unsafe, according to officials who are warning people living near the fields that crude is leaking into groundwater in the area:

https://www.theniles.org/en/articles/archive/2133/Officials-warn-oil-taints-drinking-water-in-South-Sudan’s-Unity-State.htm

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Report #3: Local communities pay high price for South Sudan’s oil production | By Waakhe Simon

KUOR – Kuor village smells of chemical waste dumped in nearby lagoons. The dumping grounds are just one kilometre away from communities in Kuor Village of Rubkona County in Unity State and endanger their water supply:

https://www.theniles.org/en/articles/archive/2178/Local-communities-pay-high-price-for-South-Sudan’s-oil-production.htm

Chemicals used for the production of crude oil at the Unity State oil wells, November 3.

 

Parliament hearing on oil’s contamination of water

South Sudan’s parliament holding hearing on oil’s contamination of water, lives and politics in South Sudan

April 4, 2018

Sign of Hope’s ten-year campaign to stop Big Oil’s destruction of lives, livelihoods and the environment has just accomplished a major breakthrough.

In a hearing staged today, the country’s Legislative Assembly is taking a searching look at the causes and effects of this destruction, which has been repeatedly described by authoritative sources as being “one of the world’s great crimes against the environment and humanity.”

This hearing follows years of strenuous denials by the country’s government that this problem even existed. This denial was accompanied by the persecution of journalists who had uncovered this scandal.

The hearing features testimony by Dr. Bior K. Bior, the expert and fearless investigator of Big Oil’s practices, and by the country’s ministers of petroleum, the environment and others.

http://ejatlas.org/conflict/oil-contamination-in-south-sudan

These testimonies, in turn, build on the systematic field work conducted by Sign of Hope and its team of scientists.