Pariang reports increasing oil pollution effects

An epicenter of the contamination in Ruweng is the town of Pariang, whose mayor, Silvano Nuoi, had this to say about its effects: “Babies are born bearing wounds or are deformed, and we have no doubt that these distortions are caused by the wastes of petroleum. Other oil wasters-caused health problems include miscarriages and stillbirths, chronic itching and other skin diseases, brain and neurological degeneration, hypertension, nausea and many others.  Read the full text

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GRAPHIC PHOTOS: evidence of oil contamination

View uncensored documentary evidence of environmental contamination in Ruweng State, South Sudan. This evidence emerged and went viral on social media days after the government denied that the area is suffering from oil pollution. The pictures show babies born with deformities, cows dying from unknown diseases and other environmental effects of oil spillage. Read more and view all photos

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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 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

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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

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Indigenous Peruvians’ detection of oil spills

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 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/14/after-years-of-toxic-oil-spills-indigenous-peruvians-use-tech-to-fight-back

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