If Only Our Leaders Had Mariam’s Guts

IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan If Only Our Leaders Had Mariam’s Guts By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: June 6, 2012 41 Comments Go to Blog » I’d like to introduce a valiant woman here, Mariam Tia, to President Obama and other world leaders, so she could explain how they’re allowing Sudan’s leaders to get away [...]

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Dr P. J.’s Nuba Mountains Journal entries from October, 2011

C.Louis Perrinjaquet, MD, M Reports from a Clinic in Kauda Sudan Journal entries from October, 2011 …difficult to arrange flight from Juba into Nuba Mountains because Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) keep finding out about flights and bombing landing strip as the plan tries to land… Oct. 8. Mother of Mercy Hospital in Gidel… horrible “Antonov” [...]

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My Sister’s Story by Kojo Locho

Vanished.  Gone without a trace.  My sister is missing.  No one knows where she is.  Our family is very worried about her.  She has three children, and they miss their mother.  They are 6, 10, and 12 years old.  She went to the market one day in July of 2011 to buy food and never [...]

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SKYPE call to Nuba Mountains 3-24-2012 as reported by Apaulo

We were able to get our call through LAST weekend! The bombing continues. On Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Antonov dropped four bombs in Kalkada Village and killed one woman.  Her body was ripped to shreds and totally destroyed.  Her four children are now orphans.  Who will take care of them? On the same day, the [...]

Women’s Voices 1-28-2012

“Leaves.   And a little bit of sorghum,” was her answer.   I had asked her earlier, “What is your biggest need?”  She answered, “Food.”  “What did you eat today?” I asked.  “Leaves.  And a little bit of sorghum,” was her reply.   Her words still echo in my mind.  I look at my kitchen filled with a [...]

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Home more dangerous for S. Sudanese women than war

South Sudanese who fled the recent ethnic violence listen as a woman describes the attacksHome more dangerous for S. Sudanese women than war http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/home-more-dangerous-for-s-sudanese-women-than-war South Sudanese who fled the recent ethnic violence listen as a woman describes the attacks, in Gumuruk, Jonglei state, January 12, 2012. REUTERS/Hereward Holland By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (TrustLaw) – The [...]

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Women’s Voices 1-21-12

January 21, 2012 This week our conversation continued about the current conditions in the Nuba Mountains.  No women were able to participate in the conversation. Conditions continue to deteriorate.  A large number of women and children are in the hospital with malaria.  In fact, the gentleman with whom we were speaking told us that he [...]

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January 14, 2012 Womens Report

When I spoke with Zanab, she told me, “There is almost no food.”  Those words were repeated over and over again.  ALMOST NO FOOD!   “We have one small meal a day.”  “We walk three hours to find water.”  “The fear of the bombs and missiles causes us to have miscarriages.”“My friend gave birth by the [...]

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Nuba Women’s Voices

I talk first-hand each week with women who are trapped in the Nuba Mountains conflict. The women are left alone in their villages with the children.  They have nowhere to go.  All roads to and from their villages are blocked by armed militia.  No food is allowed to enter the villages.  No water.  No medicines.  [...]

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