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Respite for a child

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Respite for a child

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

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World Water Day 2017

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

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Famine Stalks South Sudan

Since December 2013, almost three million people have fled from the brutal war that began in Juba and quickly fanned out into the country. In late February this year, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan and the situation is expected to worsen sharply as the lean season, four months away, draws near. In

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Great joy as two youths from the JAM Rwanda orphanage get university scholarships

Bahati Hakizimana (22) and Jean Habarurema (23) never stopped dreaming of one day studying at university and now their dreams are about to be realised. The young men grew up at JAM’s Fred Nkunda Life Center (FNLC) orphanage in Gitararama, Rwanda after being displaced and separated from their families during the 1994 genocide. Both Jean

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Crisis in South Sudan

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 1 million children in South Sudan are malnourished and that 50, 000 children could die from starvation in 2014. The crisis engulfing the country began in December 2013 and has led to the displacement of more than 1.5 million people. Some have managed to find sanctuary in

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Every Day is a Mandela Day at JAM

At JAM, we always say every day is a Mandela Day! Reaching out to the less fortunate is the very essence of who we are. We are here to serve and help change lives for the better every day, in line with our vision of ‘Helping Africa Help itself.’ Mandela Day (July 18) has become

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Continuing to live the legacy this Mandela Day

JAM International is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day on July 18, in partnership with our friends, donors and supporters in every single JAM outpost. From our head office in Johannesburg, South Africa to Angola, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and our fundraising ‘affiliate’ offices in Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA and the UK, we are all joining hands

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Strengthened Government ties shows trust in JAM’s work

JAM Angola continues to be a treasured partner to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries in Benguela Province through our varied and vital programme work. JAM’s commitment and longstanding presence has resulted in JAM being a respected and viable and reputable development partner for numerous international donors. Yet, it has been a longstanding vision of JAM

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