South Sudan: building a nation from scratch after independence
The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, has had much international attention focused on it since it gained independence in 2011. Sadly, South Sudan is currently one of the most poorly developed African countries and faces a long process of social and economic development. Seeing the need and desperation in South Sudan, JAM began programmes in there in 2001 when the country was still part of Sudan. Since then, we have been involved in programmes that seek to not only alleviate immediate hunger, but also seek to empower the people of South Sudan. In a speech to the UN, the Government in South Sudan acknowledged that the need in South Sudan is still great, however they are building the country one step at a time. Read the full story, as reported by the UN News Centre.
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