Tag: Conflict & Emergencies

20 Junio 2014 | Noah Gottschalk

A lanky boy wearing torn shorts and ill-fitting black sandals adorned with pink plastic hearts emerged from a grass-thatched hut and walked towards me.

In perfect English, Jacob explained how he had come to live in this remote refugee settlement, one of scores of camps being carved out of the forest across several districts of Uganda bordering South Sudan. 18 months ago he had been one of the privileged few South Sudanese attending high school in Uganda’s capital Kampala. But then a few months ago he received the call that would change his life.  

19 Junio 2014 | Noah Gottschalk

Un joven desgarbado, vestido con unos pantalones cortos raídos y unas sandalias negras adornadas con corazones de plástico rosas, emerge de una choza de hierba y camina hacia mí. En un inglés perfecto, Jacob me explica cómo ha acabado viviendo en este remoto asentamiento de refugiados, uno de la veintena de campos que han surgido en mitad del bosque a lo largo de la frontera de Uganda con Sudán del Sur. Hace 18 meses era uno de los pocos jóvenes privilegiados de Sudán del Sur que podía cursar secundaria en Kampala, la capital de Uganda.

3 Junio 2014 | Júlia Serramitjana

Mary es dinka y Knyah es nuer, las dos etnias que hoy luchan por el poder en Sudán del Sur. A primera vista nada les une, pero tienen mucho en común. Ambas son mujeres que lidian solas por tirar adelante en una guerra liderada por hombres.

16 Mayo 2014 | Colm Byrne

A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in South Sudan where more than a million people have been forced from their homes by fighting. These people need water, food and protection from the violence. Below is one mother’s incredible story of survival against all the odds.

Martha Nyandit (42) and her six children are amongst the thousands of people who have fled several rounds of violent and bloody fighting in and around the town of Bor in Jonglei state.

14 Mayo 2014 | Júlia Serramitjana

Hace unos días volví de Sudán del Sur, un país castigado por un conflicto desde hace casi medio año y que, tras el acuerdo de alto el fuego firmado hace unos días, debería abrir una brecha de esperanza para millones de personas que lo están sufriendo.

Durante la anterior guerra civil, las mujeres se unieron a través de las fronteras para abogar por la paz y tuvieron un rol esencial en tanto que agentes del cambio.

12 Mayo 2014 | Dorah Ntunga

Last December, Nyakuoth Kuony was living happily in Unity, South Sudan, with her husband and five children. At 27 years-old, one of Nyakuoth’s wishes was to one day visit Uganda – little did she know she would soon end up there as a refugee.

7 Mayo 2014 | Ed Pomfret

New emergencies seem to hit the world on a monthly basis. Right now we are grappling with situations in the DRC, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic and Syria to name just a few. Having worked on many disasters for Oxfam from the Haiti earthquake to floods in Pakistan, and the food crisis in the Sahel to conflict in Congo, I am all too aware that faced with such a barrage of suffering, it is extremely difficult for people to know how to react. This includes countries that regularly provide humanitarian funding for countries in crisis.

30 Abril 2014 | Caroline Gluck

When typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines last November, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying millions of people’s houses and livelihoods, people like fisherman Lionel Advincula, from Barangay Bislig in Tanauan municipality, Leyte province, found themselves having to make some tough choices.

One of the most pressing priorities for the father-of-nine was to find shelter and to rebuild his damaged house.  It stood just 20 metres from the coast and was totally destroyed.

24 Abril 2014 | Farah Karimi

As soon as the plane lands  in Gao, I see the first signs of fighting in Mali. Little is left of what was once an international airport. The waiting rooms are marked with bullet holes. Windows have  been blown out of their frames. The road between Bamako and Gao is still not secure enough to travel, and we have to use a UN flight.

24 Abril 2014 | Farah Karimi

Back again in the Netherlands. There is one image that I’ve held onto - Gisèle beaming. She was so proud when she told me how privileged she felt to have been part of a program that, despite the crisis, succeeded in monitoring the elections in Mali. People in Mali were able to observe election results and irregularities arrive in realtime at the Malivote Platform 2013. Transparency had contributed to greater electoral participation.

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