News and Stories: South Sudan
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A few weeks ago, you would not have seen even one head of cattle in Bor Town, South Sudan. The town was still nearly empty after the violent attacks of December 2013 that forced residents to seek refuge on islands in the Nile River, at a mission, or wherever else they thought they would be safe...
"Use a hoe to break the land for survival." That's the slogan South Sudanese in the state of Jonglei live by since their cattle, goats and sheep were looted in an attack by rebel fighters last December.
Responding to emergencies is one of the most important jobs we have at Catholic Relief Services. Many are high-profile events covered extensively in the media, like the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the earthquake in Haiti or Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. But many are...
One thousand people pull up weeds, clear brush and flatten the soil along a 6-mile stretch of land on the outskirts of Bor, a town in Jonglei State in South Sudan. They say they're building a road, but what they're really building is a nation.
Shoulder to shoulder, residents of nearby...
In 1905, a Christian missionary docked his boat along the banks of the Nile River in central Africa. He would plant a ficus seed near the riverbank, in what is now the South Sudanese village of Malek.
On July 9, South Sudan, the world's newest country, celebrated the first anniversary of its independence. Meet the people of South Sudan and learn about their hopes and dreams for their new nation. Each works for Catholic Relief Services in Juba, the capital of South Sudan.