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UN: SPLA Committed widespread violations during and after July fighting

 Doctors in Juba: Our Patients Are Telling Us Terrible Stories

NPR reports on the work Doctors Without Borders is doing in South Sudan. 

EU, US diplomats in S Sudan 'disturbed by atrocities committed by govt forces' 
JUBA (2 Jul. 2015) Diplomats and ambassadors of a number of European countries, the United States and Canada today released a statement expressing horror reports at human rights abuses committed in Unity State during a South Sudanese government offensive from late April to May.

AU found South Sudan capital was 'ethnically cleansed' 
Mar. 6th 2015. The African Union Commission of Inquiry found that violence in South Sudan's capital city in December 2013 "resulted in a mass slaughter and effective ethnic cleansing of the Nuer population of Juba," according to a draft version of the AU commission report obtained by Radio Tamazu.

Opinion: Call for assistance in Fangak County
Nov. 2014. The influx of the displaced persons (IDPs) from eastern sisterly Pigi County to Old Fangak Payam of Fangak County has been ongoing for the last couple of weeks. This incessant influx was triggered by the recent past clashes in Khorfulus and Canal.... Click heading to read.

Newsletter 2014

Medair Improves Hygiene at Old Fangak
Read report and view photos

Sudanese leaders Bashir and Kiir commit to buffer zone
Jan. 2013 BBC article on a nation divided

Reports from Old Fangak by Dr Gretchen Neuman-Stone MD, Nov-Dec 2011
Dr Stone spent a month helping Dr Jill Seaman in Old Fangak. Read her reports here.

Newsletter from Old Fangak, October 2011
2011, the year when the new Republic of South Sudan was born: The year of kala azar!

United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization Report: Building a Better Future: Education for an Independant South Sudan. (This is a PDF file 760kb)

Sudan Pulls Apart
Weeks before the January vote on whether the South should be independent, Sudan is already pulling apart.

Letters from Ann Evans FNP, DrPH, Old Fangak. Ann is a nurse practitioner with a doctorate in public health.

Parasite disease rises in Sudan
8 October 2010 ¦ The number of cases of a potentially fatal parasitic disease has increased six-fold in southern Sudan.

Upsurge of kala-azar cases in Southern Sudan requires rapid response
8 October 2010 ¦ Juba, Sudan -- Recurrent outbreaks of visceral leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease also known as kala-azar, have been reported in Southern Sudan, with 6363 cases and 303 deaths (case fatality rate of 4.7%) recorded since outbreaks began in September 2009.

International fears growing of Sudan 'breakup' (from AFP)
Votes which could force the breakup of Africa's biggest nation, Sudan, sending new shockwaves across one of the world's most troubled regions, are causing mounting global concern.

New Outbreak of Kala Azar news July 30th 2010

Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan January 2010 (Joint NGO Briefing Paper) Note: This document is 5.7MB so a fast internet connection is required.

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Call for assistance in Fangak County

The author, a youth leader of the Thiang Nuer, calls for relief assistance in his home area in northern Jonglei State and also calls upon the international community to apply punitive measures to those who are responsible for perpetuation of the war.

United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization Report

UNESCO report titled Building a Better Future: Education for an Independant South Sudan

BBC Photo

Sudan: One teacher to 100 pupils

Ban Tut, the young head teacher of Akobo primary school, is proud of his institution. His office is in one of the few brick buildings in the southern Sudanese town, off an avenue of trees which was planted before independence in 1956. Click to view site. - Alaska to Sudan Medical Project

In Anchorage, Wasilla and Bethel in Alaska, volunteers have taken on an ambitious project in Sudan to build a health center, provide functioning wells and build a latrine system. Click to view site.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sudan Report

Environmental concerns and possibilities for progress for Sudan are extensively evaluated.Click here for executive summary.
We recommend you get the full report which is about 350 pages including hundreds of photos, tables and maps. (Please note the size is 35MB so downloading would take about 15min using basic broadband or over 2hrs on dialup connection). Click to download full report.

Symposium by MSF highlighting the problems facing TB diagnosis and treatment

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières site with extensive information from this symposium. Click to view site.

UN Primary Education Report

War-torn southern Sudan has the lowest rate of primary education in the world, a UN report says. Click to view site.

Cholera Epidemic on BBC

Aid agencies face an uphill task in fighting a huge epidemic of cholera in war-ravaged southern Sudan. Click to view site.

Battle Against Kala-azar Report

Dr.Jill Seaman, and the battle against kala-azar in war-torn Sudan. Click to view site.

CIA Web Site

Overview of facts about Sudan - CIA web site Click to view site.

Crosscurrents Institute

Crosscurrents, a non-profit organization based in Ohio, has worked since 1985 to promote an international climate for peace and human development. Click to view site.

In pictures: Life in a Sudanese leper colony

Several kilometres outside the southern Sudanese capital, Juba, is a leper colony, where those suffering from the ancient but curable disease come for treatment. Click to view site.

Letters from Katie Stone, Old Fangak. Katie is a student and volunteer from Australia.

Zach Fairbanks letter from Old Fangak December 2009

Letter from Old Fangak 1st November 2009

Letter from Old Fangak 25th October 2009

Dr. Jill Seaman Named MacArthur Fellow September 2009

Newsletter September 2009

Newsletter August 2008

Newsletter August 2007

Newsletter December 2006

Newsletter December 2005