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News About South Sudan and Sudan


Global Response to Pope's Call to Pray for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, February 19, 2018

Anglican Leaders echo Pope Francis' call for day of prayer and fasting for peace, February 8, 2018

Africa Focus Bulletin features high-quality news and analysis on African issues

All is a multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide

BBC World News coverage of African issues

Information, resources and analysis posted by Sudan analyst John Ashworth.

Episcopal Church of Sudan News Items

Reuters Foundation AlertNet offers email alerts regarding humanitarian crises around the world.  Sign up for alerts on Sudan by scrolling down the left side bar on the home page and clicking “alerting services”.

SPLM Today is news and information from the view point of the SPLM in Sudan distributes information about Sudan including the latest news, education trends, its society and culture, and travel and tourism

Sudan Tribune is a news site about Sudan including wires, featured articles, analysis, comment, press releases, and reports

Sudan Votes is a site devoted to increasing media coverage of the Sudanese elections.

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Sudan Ministries and Partners


Diocese of Bethlehem/Diocese of Kajo-Keji

Diocese of Chicago/Diocese of Renk

Diocese of Long Island/Diocese of Torit

Diocese of Mississippi/Diocese of Twic East

Diocese of Missouri/Diocese of Lui

Diocese of Nebraska/Diocese of Twic East

Diocese of Rhode Island/Diocese of Ezo

Diocese of Southwestern Virginia/Province of Sudan/Diocese of Bradford, UK

Diocese of Virginia

Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, has a link with the Diocese of Renk in Southern Sudan.

Salisbury Diocese Sudan Link

St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Virginia, has a link with the Diocese of Ezo.

St. Paul's Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Barrington, Illinois, has a link with the Diocese of Renk in Southern Sudan.

Sudan Church Association

Visiting Teachers Program

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Government Links


The Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) is an initiative of the United Nations to share accurate and up to date information for countries in crisis

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide

United Kingdom: UK Parliament International Development Committee  Reports on South Sudan

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.

    UNHCR Country Operations Profile: South Sudan

United Nations Information Gateway outlines UN programs in Sudan, the history of Sudan, and current news

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. Its work supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy objectives by supporting: economic growth, agriculture and trade; global health; and, democracy, conflict prevention and humanitarian assistance.

USAID history of involvement in Sudan

USAID's profile of Sudan and support for the Comprehensive Peace Plan

United States Department of State

    Bureau of African Affairs 

    Country profile of Sudan

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Nonprofit Links


Africa Action is working to change U.S. foreign policy and the policies of international institutions in order to support African struggles for peace and development.

African Soul, American Heart will tell how one Fargo, North Dakota resident, a Sudanese Lost Boy who survived against all odds to thrive in his adopted country, now finds himself torn between responsibilities. He has been caring for younger siblings since 1998; he has a wife and they have three children born in America. Yet he dreams of helping the orphaned children who live in his village in South Sudan.

Amnesty Internationalworks to defend human rights.

Anglican Communion

The Sudanese artist, Awer Bul, has an extensive website and works to help children in Sudan.

The Ayual Community Development Association works to improve existing conditions and future prospects of the current generation of the Ayual Community.

The Center for Preventive Action of the Council on Foreign Relations was established in 1994 to help prevent, defuse, or resolve deadly conflicts around the world and to expand the body of knowledge on conflict prevention.

CMS Ireland is a Christian mission agency, which works in partnership with the Church to share the Gospel throughout the world – in word and deed.

The Enough Project's mission is to help people from every walk of life understand the practical actions they can take to make a difference and end genocide and crimes against humanity.  Enough was conceived in 2006 by a small group of concerned policymakers and activists who wanted to transform their frustration about inaction into pragmatic solutions and hope. Enough conducts intensive field research in countries plagued by genocide and crimes against humanity, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to help empower citizens and groups working for change. Our initial work has focused on grave challenges in a number of African countries: Sudan, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, Chad and Zimbabwe.

Episcopal Church of South Sudan       

Episcopal Church of the United States

Episcopal Public Policy Network

Episcopal Relief and Development provides emergency assistance in times of disaster; rebuilds devastated communities and offers long-term program development solutions to fight poverty.

Faith and Leadership, an offering of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

Freedom Quest International exists to bring to awareness the suffering of those who cannot do it themselves.

Growing in Mission blog by Robin Denney

The Gurtong Peace Project was established with the purpose of establishing a South Sudanese Diaspora coalition for the promotion of peace and stability among the south Sudanese abroad as well as in Sudan.

Help Sudan International works to establish learning facilities, recruit teachers and provide school supplies as well as provide health resources and clean water.

Hope for Humanity is committed to the development of the future leaders of southern Sudan through providing educational opportunities. Through its efforts to educate the youth, it empowers the people to become self sufficient, productive members of society who can in turn pass along what has been given to them.

Hope of Sudan supports Lost Boys in the US by assisting at all levels of education from vocational to academic, and by initiating counseling to deal with barriers developed through their life experience.

Hope with South Sudan brings education and medical relief to Sudanese children, youths and young adults living in exile in Kenya and Uganda, and develop projects in the Sudan.

The International Crisis Group is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with over 110 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

International Executive Service Corps (IESC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit economic development organization that uses volunteer experts, paid consultants, and professional staff to achieve our mission - to promote prosperity and stability through private enterprise development.

The John Dau Sudan Foundation is a nonprofit led by Lost Boy of Sudan John Dau.  The Foundation provides financial and technical support to build and sustain healthcare clinics in Southern Sudan.

Jump-Start Sudan is a nonprofit relief organization guided by Christian principles that provides humanitarian aid through relief missions to the region around Akon, Sudan, home to about 93,000 people.

Lost Boy No More tells the incredible true story of Abraham Nhial. As a nine year-old child, Abraham found himself orphaned as civil war in his homeland of Sudan ravaged his entire village because they refused to embrace Islam. His journey is one of a perilous walk along with 35,000 lost boys of Sudan who fled to Ethiopia.

The Luol Deng Foundation strives to provide hope to all the refugees returning to Southern Sudan through education and sports/recreation.

Making Sense of Darfur blog of the Social Science Research Council

The Millsaps Service Learning Project presents the stories of Sudanese refugees as they were shared and recorded for a service-learning project in Dr. Greg Miller's course, Sudan: A World in Conflict at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.

National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide. They run programs in Sudan.

The Niles, formerly Sudan Votes, brings together  journalists from Sudan and South Sudan in an attempt to bridge rifts, break down barriers and recognize the shared cultural treasures of both Sudans.

Project Education Sudan (PES) is working to build a primary and secondary education infrastructure including schools, teachers, and school supplies in communities throughout Southern Sudan.

ReBuild Sudan works to promote peace education, sustainable design, community growth in Jonglei state of South Sudan.

Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement.

The Renk Visiting Teachers Program at Renk Theological College aims to: Provide in-service education for faculty; Strengthen the residential training program for seminarians; and Provide continuing education for clergy and lay leaders in Sudan.

The Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is a UK and Kenya-based nonprofit research and training organization. The Institute has been working in Eastern Africa, particularly in Sudan, since 2001.  RVI programs include field-based social research projects, support for local educational institutions, in-country training courses for aid workers and diplomats, and an online digital library.

Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict - away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem solving.

Southern Sudan Health Care Organization is an organization created to provide relief and support to the people of Southern Sudan.

South Sudanese Friends International works to share the love of Jesus Christ with the people of southern Sudan in a way that leads them towards peaceful and self-reliant living from the grassroots level, so that available resources will meet the needs of their communities.

Sudan Infonet is an education and information service on Sudan provided by the Sudan Working Group. has news, opinion, and links related to Sudan, hosted by Eric Reeves of Smith College.

Sudan Studies Association

Sudan Sunrise is a nonprofit, nondenominational organization that facilitates the efforts of Southern Sudanese Christians to aid and stand in solidarity with Darfurian Muslims, and facilitates reconciliation among all Sudanese. In addition, Sudan Sunrise facilitates the efforts of Southern Sudanese in South Sudan in education, health, community development and church planting.

The Sudd Institute is an independent research organization that conducts and facilitates research and training to inform public policy and practice, to create opportunities for discussion and debate, and to improve analytical capacity in South Sudan. The Sudd Institute’s intention is to significantly improve the quality, impact, and accountability of local, national, and international policy and decision-making in South Sudan in order to promote a more peaceful, just and prosperous society.

Touch the World, Touch Sudan, is a video produced by the National Council of Churches of Christ to give individuals and small groups insight into the current situation in Sudan.

The United States Institute for Peace is an independent, nonpartisan conflict management center created by Congress to prevent and mitigate international conflict without resorting to violence.  You can find information about programs in the Two Sudans here.

The Valentino Achak Deng (VAD) Foundation aims to empower war-affected Sudanese populations by: Helping members of the southern Sudanese diaspora in the United States to enhance their educational, social, and economic opportunities; Rebuilding southern Sudanese communities through the implementation of community-driven development projects that increase access to educational opportunities for children, women, and men; and Improving U.S. policy toward Sudan by educating the public and policy makers on the situation in Sudan.

Voices for Sudan is a U.S based coalition of Sudanese-led organizations dedicated to resolving the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.  VFS envisions a modern Sudan at peace with itself and its neighbors, where human rights are protected by the government and where economic development can flourish.

    Upcoming Event: Voices for Sudan Gathering, March 17, 2012

Water for South Sudan is a nonprofit based in Rochester New York working to provide access to clean drinking water to communities in Sudan.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Africa Program promotes dialogue among policymakers and academic specialists on both African issues and U.S. policy toward Africa.

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