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South Sudan Situation Report No. 79

In a recent  a recent report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA):

  • A humanitarian barge departed Bor on 16 March. The barge was
    South Sudan Situation Report No. 79

    South Sudan Situation Report No. 79

    carrying over 1,000 mt of relief items to Malakal.

  • So far in 2015, 214,950 children (37 per cent girls) have been reached with education support in South Sudan.
  • There were reports of localized population displacement following fighting in Greater Upper Nile as well as inter-communal violence in Lakes State.
  • Humanitarian partners have reviewed service provision in Mingkaman in order to rationalise them and prioritise life-saving assistance.

Read more: South Sudan: Crisis Situation Report No. 79.


Serve Now: Never Forget Millions In South Sudan Are Homeless!

  • An estimated 1.5 million people have been uprooted in fighting that started with a political impasse in mid-December 2013 between President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President Riek Machar. The conflict also sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UN bases around the country. UN Mission South Sudan
  • At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are staying in horrific conditions at a UN camp. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)
  • “Being a father is always about being able to provide for your son, sending him to school or a good hospital if he needs it.  But how can you say you’re a father when you’re just sitting here? I am just ashamed of being a father here. It would be better if we didn’t have to leave to be refugees. The world needs to support people in their lives so South Sudan can be developed and there can be peace in this world,” Gatluack Choul, South Sudanese Refugee


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Serve Now: South Sudan Children Are Plagued By Hunger, Disease & Insecurity

A nation in crisis!

  •  400,000 plus people left Southern Sudan because of hunger and diseases like Cholera. OCHA South Sudan (Read More)
  • “With the situation the way it is currently, people in South Sudan do not get scared of death anymore.” Abila Tom Reuben – Voice for Change (VOA NEWS) (Read More)
  • 3.5 million (estimated) South Sudanese people are facing crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Read More)
  • 235,000 children under the age of five will requite treatment for severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF (Read More)

South Sudan needs your help! Visit the Council on Foreign Relations and connect with an organization! Search: Humanitarian Relief Organizations. (Learn More)


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ACT NOW: Support Stephen McDow’s Efforts To Raise Money For Ride For Food

Stephen McDow

Stephen McDow

Can you believe it? I’m helping Open Table raise money for our program by participating in Ride For Food on September 15, 2013. All money raised will help Open Table better serve their guests who are experiencing hardship. Any donation you can make will be appreciated. I have set a goal of $1,000.

Thanks to a generous financial backer I will join Team Open Table at 7:30 am on the campus of the Noble and Greenough School. I’ve personally committed to 12 miles.

Your support is encouraged and appreciated in advance. Together, we can make an impact in the lives of individuals in need of food relief.

According to a report by Massachusetts based Project Bread and data collected from the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture):

“The food insecurity rate in Massachusetts has grown by over 43 percent since the start of the recession in 2008. This is the highest rate recorded in the Commonwealth since this data was first collected in 1995.”

In an article published recently by the Associated Press:

“Poverty is spreading at record levels across many groups, from underemployed workers and suburban families to the poorest poor. More discouraged workers are giving up on the job market, leaving them vulnerable as unemployment aid begins to run out. Suburbs are seeing increases in poverty [too].”

Dr. Cornell West of The Poverty Tour says, “You can’t lead people unless you love people and you can’t save people unless you serve people.”

What is the depth of your love and quality of your service for people, specifically poor people? Show your love and donate today by clicking the link below.

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ACT NOW: Learn How WE Can Solve Hunger Through Edible Tourism & Impact Local Business

Pam Warhurst, Co-Founder of Incredible Edible, United Kingdom

Pam Warhurst, Co-Founder of Incredible Edible, United Kingdom

Pam Warhurst’s efforts in Britain with increasing sources of good food while impacting the local environment and sustaining business is an expression of grassroots activism at its best. Ms. Warhurst is encouraging community activism without bureaucracy. She believes, “We are all part of the local food jigsaw; we are all part of the solution!”

Please view her Ted Talk video below: How we can eat our landscapes.

About Pam Warhurst

Pam Warhurst is the Chair of the Board of the Forestry Commission, which advises on and implements forestry policy in Great Britain. She also co-founded Incredible Edible Todmorden, a local food partnership that encourages community engagement through local growing. Incredible Edible started small, with the planting of a few community herb gardens in Todmorden, and today has spin-offs in the U.S. and Japan. The community has started projects like Every Egg Matters, which educates people on keeping chickens and encourages them to sell eggs to neighbors, and uses a ‘Chicken Map’ to connect consumers and farmers. Incredible Edible Todmorden empowers ordinary people to take control of their communities through active civic engagement.

Pam Warhurst:How we can eat our landscapes.

Reflect Now: Stephen McDow Volunteers 555 Hours At Open Table

Stephen McDow Volunteers 555 Hours At Open Table

Stephen McDow Volunteers 555 Hours At Open Table

Life is a journey that has twists and turns. As many of you know I found Open Table in order to give back to society. I’m pleased to say that I’ve volunteered 555 hours at Open Table and have no plans on stopping. Serving those in need in Massachusetts has been a spiritually rewarding experience.

 Dr. Cornell West of The Poverty Tour says:

You can’t lead people unless you love people and you can’t save people unless you serve people.

What is the depth of your love and quality of your service for people, specifically poor people?

My love for people is deep…its been that way my entire life. I’m honored that Open Table’s president, Peter Hilton, allowed me the opportunity to come and make an impact on those individuals experiencing a time of need.

I pledged 500 hours to the National Day of Service…and plan to pledge another 500 hours, totaling 1,000 hours since September 2012.

Will you join me? No matter where you are in the world find a local food bank and invest your time in helping to bring a smile to those in need.