South Sudan

Member News

17 Oct 2016
Panel discussion about civil society and peace-building from below in South Sudan (LWI) – The killing in South Sudan has to stop , the grassroots have to be involved at [...]
22 Sep 2016
When PWRDF announced on August 12 that it was sending $30,000 to support relief efforts for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, we had no idea how timely our grant would [...]
Rose Nathike Lokonyen, efugee from South Sudan training in the Ngong track inthe outskirt of Nairobi. ; Until a year ago, Rose Nathike Lokonyen barely knew the talent she had. She had never competed, even as an amateur, after fleeing war in South Sudan when she was 10-years-old. Then, during a school competition in the refugee camp in northern Kenya where she lives, a teacher suggested that she run a 10-kilometre race. “I had not been training. It was the first time for me to run, and I came number two,” she says, smiling. “I was very surprised!”

Rose has since moved to a training camp near the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, where she is preparing to run the 800-metre event at the Olympics. “I will be very happy and I will just work hard and prove myself,” she says. She sees athletics not only as an avenue to earning prize money and endorsements, but also as a way to inspire others. “I will be representing my people there at Rio, and maybe if I succeed I can come back and conduct a race that can promote peace, and bring people together.”

She is still worried about injuries, however. “That is my main challenge,” she says. Until recently, she was not training with professional running shoes, and had no professional guidance. She still seems surprised that, in little over a year, she has risen to this point. “I can do running as sport or, now I see, even as a career.”
16 Aug 2016
(LWI) – Until a year ago, Rose Nathike Lokonyen, 23, barely knew the talent she had. She had never competed. Rose fled the war in South Sudan when she was [...]
BUNJ, South Sudan/ GENEVA, 16 June 2016 (LWI) – “We, as her family see it as something good, but according to our society, she has rebelled,” Juma Leheme says. He [...]
05 Aug 2016
ACT Alliance member Finn Church Aid (FCA) begins humanitarian assistance in South Sudan’s capital Juba, where fighting broke out again last weekend. The 100,000 euros appropriated from FCA’s disaster fund [...]
Staff sent home, to safe locations or to Nairobi (LWI) – ACT Alliance memebr The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed its concern over renewed conflict and escalating violence in [...]
The Adjumani district lies in the north of Uganda, a stone’s throw away from the troubles of South Sudan. It is here where you will find the largest population of [...]
Elegu collection centre, at the border between South Sudan and Uganda. From here Soouth Sudanese refugees are transported to Adjumani refugee camp in Northern Uganda. In the last 3 days the average daily influx was 3,000 and above. Most of the refugees are women and children. Adtrer the fighting in and around Juba in Mmid-July, the Ugandan army has opened a corridor to evacuate their own nationals, which is also used by the refugees.
20 July 2016
Photos: Pius Kikomeko, LWF Uganda
03 Aug 2016
(LWI) – Following violent clashes in South Sudan, thousands of South Sudanese have now arrived in Uganda to seek refuge in the neighboring country. Most are entering through Elegu collection [...]
Violence has intensified in South Sudan’s capital Juba over the weekend. ACT member Finn Church Aid’s (FCA) experts fear the country is in risk of sliding into a new civil [...]
30 May 2016
ACT Alliance Forum South Sudan  launches the EU Aid Volunteers Capacity Programme, a training for local organisations working with vulnerable communities. Juba. “South Sudan is prone to protracted man-made and natural [...]
Nyumazi Reception Center
Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda
April 2015
20 Jan 2016
PAKELE, Uganda, 19 January 2015 (LWI) – Renewed fighting in South Sudan has caused a new influx of refugees into neighboring Uganda. “Since the beginning of January 2016, Uganda has [...]
26 Oct 2015
AJUONG THOK, South Sudan, 26 October 2015 (LWI) – Due to renewed fighting in Kordofan, the refugee population of Ajuong Thok has risen from 18,000 to nearly 31,130 by 20 [...]

ACT News

11 Jul 2016

PRESS RELEASE   The renewed fighting in South Sudan has raised serious concerns around safety and security of the people of the new, and increasingly fragile country. The situation has rapidly deteriorated over the last couple of days, with a reported death toll of nearly 300 people, and armed violence erupting in Juba and surrounding […]

Locals in Byasi Tole, come togehter to build a temporary shed for the people in Byasi Tole, who have lost their homes following the earthquake. Photo: ACT/DCA/Shikhar Bhattarai
18 Feb 2016

ACT Alliance builds the capacity of local communities through an EU initiative. Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why today (18 February 2018) ACT Alliance, in cooperation with European Universities and with the support of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, […]

ACT News advocating in conflict situations
03 Dec 2014

2014 in particular has arguably been a year characterised by conflict. The beginning of 2014 saw violence in South Sudan internally displacing an estimated 575,000 people and more than 100,000 fleeing to neighbouring countries. In addition to its relief response ACT came together with the All Africa Conference of Churches and the World Council of […]

Birhanu Waka helps children move their belongings to a different classroom in a school in the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan. Situated in northern Unity State, the camp hosts thousands of refugees from the Nuba Mountains, located across the nearby border with Sudan. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, provides a variety of services in the camp, including support for children's education. Waka directs the LWF office in the area.
08 Feb 2014

Gunfire and shelling, in Juba, on 15 December 2013, signalled the beginning of a conflict that quickly spread to other parts of South Sudan, including Bor, Bentiu and Malakal. The violence was sparked by a power struggle between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his ex-deputy, Riek Machar, and continued for months into early 2014, generating […]

08 Jul 2013

The presence of uncontrolled armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to severe insecurity and displacement of people. The terror these groups have unleashed has included sexual violence, killings, arbitrary executions and other gross human rights violations. Tens of thousands of refugees have fled to Uganda to […]