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Uganda at breaking point as Bidi Bidi becomes world’s largest refugee camp

via the Refugee Law Project (RLP)

“Roughly 3.5 million South Sudanese people – at least one – quarter of the entire country’s population – have had to leave their homes since war broke out in December 2013”

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/apr/03/uganda-at-breaking-point-bidi-bidi-becomes-worlds-largest-refugee-camp-south-sudan

Surviving South Sudan’s escalating violence

Surviving South Sudan’s escalating violence: life in a UN camp – in pictures

#SouthSudan for theguardian.com. More photos to show the dire conditions for thousands of people displaced by ongoing fighting and escalating violence… no end in sight.

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2017/jan/17/south-sudan-escalating-violence-life-in-un-camp-malakal-in-pictures

Food Program Progress

Today we sent approximately AU$1500 to South Sudan to feed almost 450 students at Waramoth Primary lunch each day for the month of July. These meals are lifesaving for students and their families. Many families in South Sudan are currently in a very tenuous situation, with some choosing to flee to Khartoum in the north with the hope that they will find food there. Timpir is in a position to work with communities to reduce the disastrous effects of famine, but we desperately need the support of donors. Please consider donating to help us run this important program.

Thanks so much to all those who have donated to Timpir’s school lunch program so far. We have raised enough to run the program for one month in the two schools, it would be great if we could raise enough for another two months. This would see the children through to when crops and food becomes more available in September. Please go to the donation page for details on donating and know that every cent of your donation is spent on the ground in South Sudan.

‘Major Humanitarian Crisis’ in South Sudan

One of Timpir’s board members, Tash Elsley’s lecturer is currently volunteering with MSF in South Sudan. The situation in parts of South Sudan is dire. The communities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal which Timpir supports are fortunately currently not being directly impacted on, but our thoughts are with the more than 1.5 million displaced, and all those who are being affected by the current conflict.

http://www.voanews.com/content/south-sudan-united-nations-humanitarian-famine-valerie-amos/1959873.html