Stunning photo by Waakhe Simon Wudu

            A woman fetching water – the only available to her and her family – in Bentiu, South Sudan. This water source is just a few kilometers away from oil wells, which, experts say, have issued the chemicals contaminating the water. Photo by Waakhe Simon Wudu taken November 2013.  

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Photo competition!

  Most powerful photo of oil contamination in South Sudan – First prize: €100 | Two second prizes: €50 | Four third prizes: €25 – Submissions: sayhi@swartzberg.com Conditions of participation The submitter confirms that she or he holds all rights to the photograph – including those of persons depicted – submitted, and that these are transferred to forsouthsudan.com upn submission. This thus precludes claims arising from further use or regress.The submitter is to disclose her or his name and place of residence. Forsouthsudan.com pledges to maintain the submission‘s confidentiality, and to not disclose the submitter‘s identity, unless expressly authorized to

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Amazing New York Times video

Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This South Sudan Clinic. Video and article by Kassie Bracken and Megan Specia https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/28/multimedia/south-sudan-babies.html  

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Shocking photos – taken at the risk of life

“It’s the only water that we have.” South Sudanese are forced to use water that they know has been contaminated with oil wastes – often from rain fall washing pollutants into rivers How uncaring can you get? Over the last few years, oil companies in South Sudan have simply abandoned facilities – and these environmental time-bombs are now exploding Shocking photo – one taken at the risk of life. This pit is full of lead, barium, salts and other oil wastes – which will make their way into South Sudan’s water and on to its land – and thus into

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#Hagana Official Music Video by #Anataban

Check out the Music Video for the song #Hagana by #Anataban artists. “Hagana” is the Arabic word for “it’s ours’ and is a call for the youth and citizens of #SouthSudan to claim back their country and transform it from the current state of violence, poverty and hardship to country with a future of peace, prosperity and justice. #JunubdeHagana

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