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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South Sudan girl has to drink muddy water

kara universal on Instagram: “A girl fills a container with muddy water in the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan…” A girl fills a container with muddy water in the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan. The camp, in northern Unity State, hosts thousands of refugees from the Nuba Mountains, located across the nearby border with Sudan.  #SouthSudan #Sudan #refugees #mudpuddle #AjuongThok #NubaMountains #Africa #WASH #girls #migration #photojournalism #photography #water #humanrights A post shared by Kara Universal (@karauniversal) on Dec 15, 2017 at 3:22pm PST

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Help us put an end to oil’s pollution of water

PRESS RELEASE Konstanz, Germany December 5, 2017 Dramatic appeal by South Sudan’s environment ministry to UN Environment Assembly: Help us put an end to oil’s pollution of water in our country! In a memorable move, the government of South Sudan — represented by its ministry of environment — has taken up Sign of Hope’s call for a clean-up of oil’s pollution of the country’s water. The plea was made by Joseph Bartel, the Permanent Secretary at the Environment Ministry. His appeal: highly dramatic. South Sudan is facing an oil-caused environmental disaster. Help us clean it up. The venue is equally

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Saving Malong

Saving Malong By Chol Thomas Dongrin, Sign of Hope 22.11.2017 The clinic is a beacon of hope for the people in Rumbek, a town in central South Sudan. The country’s bloody civil war has vastly augmented the number of people seeing treatment at it, as local residents are being accompanied by an ever-greater number of refugees. Many of the people waiting patiently in line for treatment are parents and their children, who are desperately ill with ailments arising from malnutrition. One of them is Malong. Malong’s first year of life has been excruciatingly tough. He has been hungry for most

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South Sudan’s environment ministry asks for help

Dramatic appeal by South Sudan’s environment ministry to UN Environment Assembly: help us put an end to oil’s pollution of water in our country December 4, 2017 In a stunning change of heart and policy, the government of South Sudan – represented by its ministry of environment – has taken up Sign of Hope’s call for a clean up of oil’s pollution of the country’s water. The plea was made by Joseph Bartel, the Permanent Secretary at the Environment Ministry. His appeal: highly dramatic. South Sudan is facing an oil-caused environmental disaster. Help us clean it up. The venue: equally

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WHO: oil drilling causes environmental problems

Dear friends in Africa, “South Sudan experiences a wide variety of environmental problems, including soil degradation due to the widespread deforestation with consequent loss of biodiversity and wildlife habitats, pollution of rivers and the environment due to oil drilling in the wetlands, over-exploitation of fisheries and conflicts over diminishing resources such as rangelands and water sources for livestock.” http://www.emro.who.int/ssd/programmes/environmental-health.html

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South Sudan Aid

South Sudan – most dangerous for aid workers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAid) administrator, Mark Green, has termed South Sudan as the most dangerous country for aid workers but has also expressed hope that the civil war can be stopped. Mr Green, in his two-day visit to the South Sudanese capital Juba and the northwestexrn Wau region, also met President Salva Kiir and urged him to end the suffering of the people. http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/South-Sudan-dangerous-country-for-aid-worker/2558-4083944-c4qybd/index.html

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