South Sudan

Cecilia and Gatkuoth work on a borehole repair in Buong camp, South Sudan. Credit: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: Making a difference in South Sudan: Ensuring those in need are not forgotten

Oxfam emergency team leader Cecilia shares her experiences delivering humanitarian aid on the front line in South Sudan. "If we don’t make sacrifices, who will?"

Nyawal is a community heath volunteer, South Sudan. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: In South Sudan, Oxfam races the rains to save lives

In the middle of war, even the simple solutions to staying healthy can feel impossible. In South Sudan, Oxfam is bringing education and resources to communities to help save lives - every day.

Gatkuoth, a plumber working in South Sudan. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: The people's humanitarians of South Sudan: Saving lives on the front line

Working with local humanitarians in South Sudan, we're saving lives by helping provide clean water and public health promotion.

Duoi checking hygiene kits in Yemen. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Diary of an Oxfam aid worker

Originally from the Philippines, Oxfam humanitarian aid worker Duoi Ampilan has helped people facing disaster all over the world. Here, he tells us why his job is now more important than ever.

Ruth*, recently arrived in Akobo after conflict came to her town in South Sudan. Photo: Tim Bierley/Oxfam

Blog: After harvests fail and thousands flee homes, famine looms again in South Sudan

South Sudan's brutal four-year civil war has left four million people displaced and killed thousands, and has forced millions into poverty. Oxfam aid worker Tim Bierley shares some of the horrific stories that have become almost commonplace in the country.

Work Mallas, 50, and his family live in Paduel, an area affected by recurring droughts and floods, which receives a big influx of South Sudanese people fleeing the conflict from neighboring areas.Photo: Gabriel Pecot/Oxfam

Blog: South Sudan's Independence Day should have been a celebration

Sunday, July 9 was Independence Day in South Sudan and should have seen celebrations and smiles. But yet again, it was a time of somber reflection. 

Winnie Byanyima visits Kushari, an area of Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria. Photo: Tom Saater/Oxfam

Blog: This starvation in Africa is an affront to humanity

We’re all shaken by the fact that our world stands on the brink of 4 famines. It is unprecedented in modern times. It should never have been allowed to happen.

Martha Nyandit waits for an Oxfam/WFP food delivery, Mingkaman camp, South Sudan. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam, April 2014

Blog: Why is there famine in South Sudan and what can be done

South Sudan's famine is a man-made tragedy, and we are running out of time to avoid it getting worse.

Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, after the Nepal Earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam, May 2015

Blog: Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley, Oxfam Hum

Oxfam water point, Malakal camp, South Sudan. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Blog: South Sudan: Sky-rocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets

Sky-rocketing inflation, conflict and collapsed markets are pushing people in South Sudan to breaking point as the political deadlock enters its 17th month and families face a second 'lean season' since fighting began. Here's a quick recap of Oxfam's delivery of humanitarian aid.

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