South Sudan: overcoming the adversity of war, investing in stronger communities
Only coordinated action by humanitarian agencies, as well as faith and government leaders, both in and outside South Sudan, will bring about a peaceful and sustainable solution to the conflict and the protection of civilian populations in the interim. JRS urges those with influence to:
  • prioritise diplomatic efforts and apply pressure on the South Sudanese government and armed groups to agree upon an immediate ceasefire and cooperate to reach a negotiated solution to the conflict. Consultation opportunities must be created for the meaningful participation of representatives from communities engaged in humanitarian assistance across social and ethnic divides;
  • protect those most at-risk of human rights abuses or severe suffering;
  • ensure both refugee and local communities are able to satisfy their fundamental needs, such as access to food, safe housing and education;
  • guarantee safe humanitarian corridors for the delivery of food and lifesaving materials; and
  • make a long-term investment in quality education, especially by prioritising learning opportunities for girls.

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Uganda: A joint appeal to end violence in South Sudan
Kampala, 15 December 2016 - On the third anniversary of the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in December 2013, the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister, six UN agencies and eleven humanitarian organisations in Uganda are appealing to the world to bring an end to the suffering of the South Sudanese people.
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South Sudan: Violence Fuels Humanitarian Crisis
Juba, 28 July, 2016 – South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.
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South Sudan: from Lost Boys to leaders
Juba, 8 January 2016 – In the late 1980's and early 1990's, more than 20,000 boys and girls who fled Sudan's second civil war lost their families along the way. For years the international community has called them the "Lost Boys", but today they are no longer boys nor are they lost. 
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South Sudan: I'm here just to be with you
Maban, 19 October 2015 – When bombs fell on the homes of hundreds of thousands in Blue Nile, Sudan, people ran with just the clothes on their backs, leaving all other worldly possessions behind. For those with severe medical or psychological conditions, such an event proved doubly stressful. 
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South Sudan: working toward peace through education
Nairobi, 8 October 2015 – The fundamental right of children to education is most at risk during emergencies. Humanitarian crises disrupt education and contribute to higher dropout and lower completion rates. When such emergencies result in displacement, the lack of access to quality education can negatively affect the ability of affected communities to recover and thrive.
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South Sudan: learning in emergencies
Maban, 10 August 2015 – In South Sudan's Upper Nile state, a student is more likely to find soldiers occupying their school than teachers preparing lessons. Sixty-three percent of schools are occupied by armed forces. Even more of a rare commodity than functioning school buildings are teachers themselves.
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South Sudan: investing in peace
Maban, 29 July 2015 – "Education will teach kids how to bring peace through the pen and the negotiation table," said Leila, a 27-year-old refugee teacher from Sudan who has dedicated her life to promoting education.
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South Sudan: seeds of peace at crossroads of displacement
Maban, 20 May 2015 – "Today in Maban many different ethnic groups work together, stay together, eat together and play together to develop our community. We are one nation, the same people, so let us be together," said Awad, a community leader in this border county with Sudan.
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South Sudan: strangers in our own land
Nairobi, 20 February 2015 – As South Sudanese leaders begin talks in Addis Ababa to discuss the establishment of a power-sharing agreement, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) urges them, on World Social Justice Day today, to prioritise the immediate preservation of human life and dignity in the country.
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South Sudan: if you think education is expensive, try ignorance
Maban, 13 January 2015 – When South Sudan became the world's youngest country in 2011, the literacy rate was a mere 27 percent. To improve this statistic, the education ministry of South Sudan set a high goal: reduce the illiteracy rate by 50 percent by 2015.
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