In 2003, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution identifying 7 April as the start of the genocide, and named it the International day of reflection on the genocide. It serves to commemorate the beginning of the tragedy that claimed the lives of 20% of the country’s population. Decades of tensions had simmered between the

South Sudan appeal.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

JAM becomes beacon of hope

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

Akech Dut Goch doesn’t know how old she is, but hazards a guess – that she is 100. She does look about a century old, as her face creases into a myriad lines and her body appears skeletal. Her slight frame is probably wizened with age, but also from a meagre diet. Yet Akech moves

Respite for a child

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the team visited the home of a family in the Pibor region who are nearing starvation. They say no other food is available to them other than wild fruit. The situation is heart-breaking – it takes three hours each way to walk to find the fruit-bearing trees, and

World Water Day 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017 by

Clean water is a basic human right, but the hard reality is that 319 million people in sub-saharan Africa don’t have access to safe water. Water related diseases are responsible for many illnesses and deaths in rural communities. Women and children in Africa are responsible for the collection of water and often walk for up

International Women’s Day 2017

Thursday, 09 March 2017 by

Grief and trauma run deeply in the Thiak family – it is etched into their faces. In 2013, their village, near to Bor, was attacked and their home was burned down. Eight-year-old Leek Thiak was four when he witnessed his mother almost starving herself to death. Later she was gunned down a short distance away

Melita Fabio

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 by

Melita Fabio’s destiny and that of her family are as deeply interwoven with the weather as Mozambique’s lush, humid forests are interwoven with thick vines. Her rail-thin body is evidence of a life lived with little food. Melita is not sure how old she is and hazards a guess – that she’s in her late

On the 21st of August, JAM commemorated 30 years of service on the African continent at a gala event in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1984, JAM’s Group CEO, Peter Pretorius, founded JAM after he witnessed countless deaths from starvation while he was stranded at a relief camp in Pambarra, Mozambique. After returning to South Africa,

Joint Aid Managment (JAM) celebrates its 30-year anniversary at Avianto Village Hotel in Mulderdrift on 21 August. JAM is a South African founded ‘international humanitarian development organisation’. CEO of JAM’s Peter Pretorius commented, “I am excited for this event; it’s been a long 30-year journey in which we have made a huge difference in Africa.”

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