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doctorswithoutborders:

Sudanese Refugees Battle To Endure Disease and Desperation in Yida An aerial views of the Yida camps, where some 60,000 Sudanese refugees are seeking sanctuary just 12 miles inside the borders of South Sudan, and where mortality rates for children and adults alike are well above emergency thresholds. Having fled aerial bombardments and longstanding deprivation, they found in Yida a sprawling camp short on resources and services and offering living conditions that have worsened dramatically with the onset of the rainy season. Photographer John Stanmeyer of VII Photo is in Yida this week, and captured the following images of people in dire need of assistance, enduring circumstances that are already claiming, according to epidemiological data, the lives of more than five children each day. “The number of children dying in Yida is appalling,” said André Heller Pérache, MSF head of mission in South Sudan, earlier this month.Photo: South Sudan 2012 © John Stanmeyer/VII

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Sudanese Refugees Battle To Endure Disease and Desperation in Yida

An aerial views of the Yida camps, where some 60,000 Sudanese refugees are seeking sanctuary just 12 miles inside the borders of South Sudan, and where mortality rates for children and adults alike are well above emergency thresholds.

Having fled aerial bombardments and longstanding deprivation, they found in Yida a sprawling camp short on resources and services and offering living conditions that have worsened dramatically with the onset of the rainy season. Photographer John Stanmeyer of VII Photo is in Yida this week, and captured the following images of people in dire need of assistance, enduring circumstances that are already claiming, according to epidemiological data, the lives of more than five children each day. “The number of children dying in Yida is appalling,” said André Heller Pérache, MSF head of mission in South Sudan, earlier this month.

Photo: South Sudan 2012 © John Stanmeyer/VII

(via fotojournalismus)

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doctorswithoutborders:

Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan are continuing to face a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with people dying from a lack of water, adequate medical care, and shelter as they seek refuge in already-overcrowded camps.
Photo: South Sudan 2012 © Sally McMillen/MSF

doctorswithoutborders:

Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan are continuing to face a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with people dying from a lack of water, adequate medical care, and shelter as they seek refuge in already-overcrowded camps.

Photo: South Sudan 2012 © Sally McMillen/MSF

motherjones:

magnumfoundation:

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South Sudan came into being a year ago but remains fragile today: It is rife with violent conflict and corruption, and sorely lacks infrastructure.In 2005, a peace treaty between Sudan’s mostly Muslim North and mostly Christian South put an end to Africa’s longest civil war and set in motion a process for the South to become independent. After almost 99 percent of the population voted for separation in January 2011, the leaders of the main Southern rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, became the de facto leaders of the new nation. Today, the country is among the worst in health and education rankings globally. And President Salva Kiir recently admitted that the country’s leadership stole $4 billion in funds intended for clinics, roads, and schools.


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South Sudan came into being a year ago but remains fragile today: It is rife with violent conflict and corruption, and sorely lacks infrastructure.

In 2005, a peace treaty between Sudan’s mostly Muslim North and mostly Christian South put an end to Africa’s longest civil war and set in motion a process for the South to become independent. After almost 99 percent of the population voted for separation in January 2011, the leaders of the main Southern rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, became the de facto leaders of the new nation. Today, the country is among the worst in health and education rankings globally. And President Salva Kiir recently admitted that the country’s leadership stole $4 billion in funds intended for clinics, roads, and schools.

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We have a real emergency on our hands. We are providing medical care and treating and distributing 90,000 liters of water a day at a temporary gathering point. But the ponds here will be empty at the end of this week—after that the situation becomes critical.
MSF’s emergency coordinator Patrick Swartenbroekx speaking about the sudden influx of tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan seeking safety from the conflict in Sudan. (via doctorswithoutborders)
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doctorswithoutborders:

100,000 People Without Essential Health Care in North DarfurMSF Forced to Suspend Lifesaving Medical Activities After Restrictions Imposed on Its Work As a result of increasing restrictions imposed by Sudanese authorities, MSF has been forced to suspend most of its medical activities in the Jebel Si region of North Darfur State in Sudan. Increasing obstacles over the past year led to the suspension of MSF’s activities. No shipments of drugs or medical supplies have been authorized since September 2011, and MSF has encountered growing difficulties obtaining work and travel permits for its staff. Transport options to and from Jebel Si have also been drastically reduced. MSF has been the sole health provider in the region. “With the reduction of our activities in Jebel Si, more than 100,000 people in the region are left entirely without health care,” said Alberto Cristina, MSF operational manager for Sudan. “If we are not allowed to deliver medicines and supplies to our hospital and health posts soon, disease outbreaks are likely to occur, and maternal and prenatal deaths are likely to increase and may even reach emergency levels.”Photo: Mothers and children at an MSF facility in Jebel Si, where obstacles threaten MSF’s continued operation Sudan 2012 © MSF

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100,000 People Without Essential Health Care in North Darfur

MSF Forced to Suspend Lifesaving Medical Activities After Restrictions Imposed on Its Work

As a result of increasing restrictions imposed by Sudanese authorities, MSF has been forced to suspend most of its medical activities in the Jebel Si region of North Darfur State in Sudan.

Increasing obstacles over the past year led to the suspension of MSF’s activities. No shipments of drugs or medical supplies have been authorized since September 2011, and MSF has encountered growing difficulties obtaining work and travel permits for its staff. Transport options to and from Jebel Si have also been drastically reduced. MSF has been the sole health provider in the region.

“With the reduction of our activities in Jebel Si, more than 100,000 people in the region are left entirely without health care,” said Alberto Cristina, MSF operational manager for Sudan. “If we are not allowed to deliver medicines and supplies to our hospital and health posts soon, disease outbreaks are likely to occur, and maternal and prenatal deaths are likely to increase and may even reach emergency levels.”

Photo: Mothers and children at an MSF facility in Jebel Si, where obstacles threaten MSF’s continued operation

Sudan 2012 © MSF

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mohandasgandhi:

South Sudan faces worsening crisis

The situation for the people of South Sudan is getting worse according to the United Nations.

Aid organisations are warning that the country is facing a humanitarian emergency.

Al Jazeera’s Anna Cavell reports from South Sudan.

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fotojournalismus:

A cattle camp in southern Sudan in 2006.
[Credit : Sebastião Salgado]

fotojournalismus:

A cattle camp in southern Sudan in 2006.

[Credit : Sebastião Salgado]

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As a Sudanese, I am concerned not because I would like foreigners to stay out of internal affairs, but because the view Clooney is presenting to the world is not an accurate one. This is not out of any deliberate manipulation on his part, but Clooney’s campaign is rooted in a political culture that does not care for nuance.

It all really goes deeper than the criticism aimed at his Enough Project, the Save Darfur campaign, or the “genocide paparazzi” satellite monitoring scheme – all of which are symptomatic of an overarching failure in US foreign policy, which promotes a black-and-white understanding of some situations, often underscored by moral superiority. After all, “Arabs are genocidally massacring blacks in the Nuba mountains” is far sexier and easier to digest than “the people of the Nuba mountains sided with the Southern People’s Liberation Movement during Sudan’s decades-long civil war between north and south, and after the secession of the south last year, a disgruntled SPLM candidate for governor lost what he believed were rigged elections and then took arms against the government in Khartoum in co-operation with the residual Nuba SPLM cadre, whose grievances had still not been addressed”.

Sudanese writer Nesrine Malik explains why George Clooney isn’t helping Sudan (via guardiancomment)

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fotojournalismus:

Displaced people waited for rations from the World Food Program in Jonglei, South Sudan, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The Murle ethnic group was displaced in inter-communal violence.
[Credit : Isaac Billy/European Pressphoto Agency]

fotojournalismus:

Displaced people waited for rations from the World Food Program in Jonglei, South Sudan, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The Murle ethnic group was displaced in inter-communal violence.

[Credit : Isaac Billy/European Pressphoto Agency]

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March 13: Clooney addresses the Council of Foreign Affairs re: Sudan
March 14: Clooney testifies at the Senate Foreign Affairs Relations Sudan & South Sudan: Independence and Insecurity hearing.
March 15: Clooney meets with Barack Obama to discuss Sudan
March 16: Clooney is arrested protesting at the Embassy of Sudan in Washington DC 

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The UN is warning of a looming famine and mass starvation in the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan. About 200,000 people on the Sudanese side of the border are at immediate risk of starvation.
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doctorswithoutborders:

Urgent Humanitarian Aid Needed For 80,000 Sudanese Refugees Driven by fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, tens of thousands of refugees now in camps across the border in South Sudan need assistance before the looming rainy season renders the area impassable. “The refugees are left almost completely reliant on humanitarian assistance because the area has scarce water and food,” said Julien Matter, MSF emergency coordinator. “The sheer number of refugees fleeing here has grown far beyond anything anyone anticipated. Providing the bare survival essentials now, and over the coming rainy season, will be a serious challenge in such a remote place,” he said. Newly arriving refugees speak of ongoing bombing and fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. While people have sought safety in the Doro and Jamam camps, they have encountered a harsh environment where their ability to survive is stretched to the breaking point.Photo: South Sudan 2012 © Robin Meldrum/MSF Refugees in the Jamam camp in South Sudan, after having fled fighting and bombing in Blue Nile State across the border in Sudan.

doctorswithoutborders:

Urgent Humanitarian Aid Needed For 80,000 Sudanese Refugees

Driven by fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, tens of thousands of refugees now in camps across the border in South Sudan need assistance before the looming rainy season renders the area impassable.

“The refugees are left almost completely reliant on humanitarian assistance because the area has scarce water and food,” said Julien Matter, MSF emergency coordinator. “The sheer number of refugees fleeing here has grown far beyond anything anyone anticipated. Providing the bare survival essentials now, and over the coming rainy season, will be a serious challenge in such a remote place,” he said.

Newly arriving refugees speak of ongoing bombing and fighting in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. While people have sought safety in the Doro and Jamam camps, they have encountered a harsh environment where their ability to survive is stretched to the breaking point.

Photo: South Sudan 2012 © Robin Meldrum/MSF
Refugees in the Jamam camp in South Sudan, after having fled fighting and bombing in Blue Nile State across the border in Sudan.

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newshour:

South Sudan has most of the oil reserves, and Sudan to the north has most of the pipelines and processing facilities, along with the Red Sea port used to export the oil. 
It’s a symbiotic relationship that was supposed to motivate the two countries toward a resolution.

newshour:

South Sudan has most of the oil reserves, and Sudan to the north has most of the pipelines and processing facilities, along with the Red Sea port used to export the oil.

It’s a symbiotic relationship that was supposed to motivate the two countries toward a resolution.

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cafeblues:

Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher
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cafeblues:

Legendary Cattle Keepers of Sudan by Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher

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(Source: desert-dreamer, via deepwithfuture)

#sudan   #cattle   #animals   #husbandry   #farming  
fotojournalismus:

Police hold back the crowd during a rally after Chad’s President Idriss Deby and Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir launched the Darfur Regional Authority in El Fasher, February 8, 2012.
[Credit : Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters]

fotojournalismus:

Police hold back the crowd during a rally after Chad’s President Idriss Deby and Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir launched the Darfur Regional Authority in El Fasher, February 8, 2012.

[Credit : Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters]

#politics   #chad   #sudan   #africa