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Response Goes Wide as Cholera Cases Rise in South Sudan’s Capital

Cholera, one of the most dangerous bacterial diseases that is often contracted from contaminated water, continues to spread in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.

Our Letter on South Sudan Crisis in New York Times

Editor's Note: Andrea Tamburini, our Director of Operations, wrote a Letter to the Editor of The New York Times in response to an article last week about mounting crisis in South Sudan.

Cholera Emergency Spreads in South Sudan’s Capital

NEW YORK, May 22, 2014—After the South Sudan Ministry of Health declared a cholera outbreak in the capital city of Juba on May 9th, the number of cases grew rapidly. A total of 266 cases have been reported thus far, resulting in 13 deaths—six at health facilities, and seven among community members who had not yet accessed treatment.

In Uganda, Picking Up the Pieces with South Sudanese Refugees

After major conflict erupted in South Sudan this past December, individuals and families started crossing the border into Uganda, seeking refuge. Many have been going to Adjumani, a district in northern Uganda, which is where I’m reporting from today.

South Sudan: Climbing Out of Chaos, Providing Lifesaving Care

As we reported earlier this month, violence spread rapidly in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, beginning on December 15th.

On South Sudan’s 2nd Birthday, Hope and Hardship

Today, July 9th, marks the 2nd anniversary of independence for the world’s newest, youngest nation. While it’s a day for celebration in South Sudan, it’s also a time for serious reflection. Humanitarian challenges loom large over the country, with multiple emergencies and development needs. Ongoing tensions between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as internal violence in the Jonglei state, have substantially increased the number of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country.

Disability is Not Inability: Stories of Success, Despite Physical Limitations

At Action Against Hunger, we help people who face extreme hardships every day to survive. Many lack access to basic necessities like food and water; others are struggling to rebuild after a disaster. On top of these difficulties, some people we serve also have physical limitations that make their situations even more challenging. But our work with these extraordinary people proves that disability does not mean inability, and that everyone can contribute in their own way to community development.

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