The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) has warned that the conflict in South Sudan poses a risk to food security and nutrition. JAM understands only too well the complexities and challenges facing South Sudan, having begun its Nutritional Feeding programme in that country in 2001. The month long conflict has plunged the country’s

JAM’s rapid expansion into other provinces in South Africa (SA) within a short period of time is a strong indication of the need for early childhood development (ECD) support and Nutritional Feeding. At the end of 2013, JAM SA was providing meals to 40,000 children daily at ECD centres, crèches and play schools in the

South Sudan Crisis Appeal

Monday, 13 January 2014 by

With an estimated 4,000 people dead and more than 200,000 displaced in just three weeks, over 100 000 of these being children – and with warnings that these numbers could increase dramatically – South Sudan is currently in a state of emergency that is effecting tens of thousands of children every day. Well over 100,000

This is the story of how Rick Ciaramitaro, JAM Canadian Board member, hopes to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of thousands of African children in 2014 and beyond. What an amazing year 2013 has been. My wife, Cathy, and I have travelled across Canada and have also undertaken four overseas trips with

With JAM having been involved in improving food security, providing nutritional relief and agricultural development in South Sudan since 2001, we are sensitive to the challenge of improving access to nutrition in the world’s newest nation. In November 2013, reported that the United Nations Food And Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) called on the fledgling Government

Mozambique is one of the countries where JAM’s Nutritional Feeding programme is most needed due to the high levels of poverty in the country. With over 1 500 miles of coastline, numerous ports and access to large tuna fish stocks, Mozambique should be one of the world’s foremost fishing nations. However, it is not and

Angola continues to be affected by a devastating three-year drought, specifically in its southern and central provinces. Located in the southern province of Benguela, JAM is aware of the magnitude this disaster has had, and continues to have, on hundreds of thousands of children in Angola. Yet, in this tragedy, a glimmer of hope has

When people visit any one of JAM’s African programs, it usually proves to be a life-changing and inspiring experience. Pastor Steve Fleming, JAM Canada Board Member, shares his most recent experiences. In 2011, together with my wife, Beth, we visited a number of nursery school makeovers and feeding programs in South Africa. It was difficult to

This is the story of how JAM is entrenching sustainability in the communities we serve, as seen through the eyes of Murray Anderson, JAM Field Reporter. I have been to many of our field operations in the African countries that JAM serves, however each time I see the devastation that poverty causes in these communities,

Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The life of a three-year-old girl is supposed to be about dolls, ‘tea parties’ and jungle gyms. Aurelia Chaomgende’s life is certainly a far cry from this. Her stature and energy levels are poorly developed compared to that of her peers, which is evident in her peeling skin, weak body, protruding rib cage, and flaky