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Government of South Sudan confirms existence of horrific and widespread oil-caused environmental catastrophe In May, 2018, the United Nation‘s Environment Programme published the Government of South Sudan‘s First State of Environment Report and Outlook. From literally its first page on, the report details what such environmental and human rights organizations as Germany‘s Sign of Hope have been saying for many years: The ruthless and reckless practices engaged in by South Sudan‘s oil industry have resulted in the widespread contamination of the country‘s ground water and land, with a corresponding devastation of life, livelihood and environment. Summary of report Carcinogens and

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Outcry on oil contamination

Rising against radioactive, toxic contamination of South Sudan Officials are now joining residents in protesting the environmental crimes committed by profits-blinded oil companies Newest cause for concern: cancer-causing radioactive wastes! By Francis Michael, We Are Witness Plug County is located in the Melut Basin, home to South Sudan’s most productive – and hence polluting – oil fields. In view of this proximity, it is no wonder that Plug has become a focal point of the South Sudanese rising against the oil companies responsible for the poisoning of their lands and thus their lives. Babies born with birth defects and life-threatening

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جنوب السودان: منطقة فلوج

جنوب السودان : التكتم على أضرار البيئية الناجم من مخلفات إنتاج النفط في منطقة فلوج فلوج : فرانسيس مايكل يعتمد جمهورية جنوب السودان في إقتصادها على النفط ، لكن عمليات الإنتاج لها أثار ومخاطر على البيئة ، وتلقى بتاثيرات سلبية على الإنسان والتربة والحيوان في مناطق إنتاج النفط حيث تتجاهل الحكومة هذه التاثيرات البيئية في منطقة فلوج في ولاية شمال اعالى النيل حسب التقسيم الإداري الجديد. السكان في منطقة فلوج المنتجة لنفظ في إقليم أعالى النيل ، يشتكون من التلوث البيئي ، ونفوق المواشي وولادة أجنة مشوة و ظهور أمراض جلدية تصيب المواطنين خاصتاً الأطفال ، وهي مطالب لم تجد

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Rising black tide of oil contamination

Rising black tide of oil contamination in South Sudan Residents report spates of deformed children, birth complications and sexual dysfunctions First-hand confirmation by victims of scientific investigations and analyses Desperate appeals by residents by Joseph Oduha “Most births nowadays yield deformed infants. The births themselves are complicated and painful. We men are becoming sexually dysfunctional. This is all due to the contamination of our water by oil wastes,” testifies Nyuot Gatwich. He adds: “I call upon President Salva Kiir to come to us and see what life is like for us these days. He should come, because if he did,

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Sign of Hope‘s struggle for clean water in South Sudan:

In-depth report from key association of NGOs “Brave David’s long fight for the most basic of human needs and rights” Hero of the Environment Nnimmo Bassey Just out: an important report. Important because it covers – in-depth – a key subject: how NGOs – the brave Davids of this world – fare when they confront multinationals – today’s Goliaths. Important because it is from VENRO, whose size – 120 Germany-based NGOs – and their missions – providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world – makes it a leading advocate of and reporter on best practices in these key fields.

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South Sudan’s Sosywood

Coming soon to a screen near you? Young film-makers hope to draw attention to social problems like gang violence and child marriage with their movies By Inna Lazareva JUBA, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At the entrance to a wooden shack in a quiet neighbourhood of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, a young man in ripped jeans and sunglasses stands gripping a golden pistol, his finger hovering over the trigger. “And action!” comes the call from a corner of the cabin, where Emmanuel Lobijo Josto, 22, is directing a movie about gang warfare, wiping off sweat in the 40-degree Celsius

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Oil-mudslides rolling over South Sudan

Trigged by an oil spill and subsequent heavy rainfall, waves of oil and contaminants-soaked mud are rolling over South Sudanese villages and farmlands, reports the Nile Institute of Environmental Health (NIE-Health), one of the country’s leading environmental monitoring and reporting institutions. https://www.facebook.com/NIEH2016/?hc_ref=ARSVAlJb-HSYuz4PPezZTwcppv_DQHwEt4SCM96Doh6Muwit9cbSKWJKxjbKPOEInWw&fref=nf The oil spill resulted from a bursting in December 2017 of a pipeline connecting Paloch and Adar, home to two of South Sudan’s most productive oil fields. The fields’ operators patched the pipeline and made a half-hearted attempt to bury and cover the spilled crude. The seasonal rainfall gripping South Sudan has transformed the oil residues into a

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Fighting for their forests

Courageous communities take on the clear-cutters in South Sudan’s pristine woods Ignoring regulations designed to protect Lela-Bul, wildcatting loggers are swarming over from Uganda to clear-cut one of Africa’s last greatest stands of first-growth forest. As environmental journalist Hannington A. Ochan reports, this onslaught is finally inciting resistance. The communities that have lived from and with the forests for generations are organizing themselves to fight for them. Read the full article

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