South Sudan: from occupation to education
Maban, 18 May 2016 – Today in Upper Nile, South Sudan, a primary school student is more likely to find men armed with guns in their classrooms than teachers with chalk and books in hand.

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South Sudan: thirst to learn
Maban, 30 March 2016 – Pau Vidal SJ, JRS Maban Project Director, and Alvar Sanchez SJ, JRS Maban Education Coordinator, speak about the intervention of the Jesuit Refugee Service in northern South Sudan where JRS supports host community members, refugees and internally displaced persons in their pursuit of knowledge.

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South Sudan: every day we are here
Maban, 11 March 2016 – Jomo and Rafa are teenagers growing up in a war zone. Unlike many South Sudanese their age, they have been fortunate to receive education at home in Maban. As leaders of Bakhatis, a South Sudanese youth group, they spread their knowledge to young children.

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South Sudan: education in response to a grave emergency
Nairobi, 11 February 2016 –"I've lived through three decades of war and I've never experienced as much violence as I did a few weeks ago," said South Sudanese Sister Elizabeth Waraga, Jesuit Refugee Service Education Coordinator working in Yambio, South Sudan. Last month heavy gun fire between government and opposition forces rained on the small South Sudanese town of Yambio and Sister Elizabeth and her colleagues hid for hours.

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South Sudan: from Lost Boys to leaders
Juba, 11 January 2016 – In the late 1980's and early 1990's, more than 20,000 boys and girls who fled Sudan's second civil war lost their families along the way. For years the international community has called them the "Lost Boys", but today they are no longer boys nor are they lost.

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South Sudan: mercy through learning
Maban, 28 October 2015 – When bombs fell on their homes in Sudan and armed groups invaded their lives in South Sudan, people took off, leaving their houses, clothing, crops and sometimes their family members behind. All they took with them was hope for a safer future. Education allows children and adults alike to prepare for this future.

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South Sudan: I'm here just to be with you
Maban, 19 October 2015 – When bombs fell on the homes of hundreds of thousands in Blue Nile, Sudan, people ran with just the clothes on their backs, leaving all other worldly possessions behind. For those with severe medical or psychological conditions, such an event proved doubly stressful. 

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South Sudan: working toward peace through education
Nairobi, 8 October 2015 — The fundamental right of children to education is most at risk during emergencies. Humanitarian crises disrupt education and contribute to higher dropout and lower completion rates. When such emergencies result in displacement, the lack of access to quality education can negatively affect the ability of affected communities to recover and thrive.

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South Sudan: do you hear the cry of the poor?
London, 11 September 2015  – The fate of millions of people in this war-ravaged corner of East Africa depends on an uncertain peace agreement signed this week. A former British government minister, just back from visiting refugee projects in the area, assesses the country's prospects.

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South Sudan: learning in emergencies
Maban, 10 August 2015 – In South Sudan's Upper Nile state, a student is more likely to find soldiers occupying their school than teachers preparing lessons. Sixty-three percent of schools are occupied by armed forces. Even more of a rare commodity than functioning school buildings are teachers themselves.

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