Smallest of things that make the biggest difference

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While back here in the UK we jiggle and juggle budgets to cover the salaries and general running costs, it is without doubt the smallest of things that make the biggest difference to the Clinic team.  Can you image a clinic running for over a year without a stretcher, not...

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New Bishop for Kajo Keji

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The Bishop of Kajo Keji (Right Reverend Anthony Poggo) has been appointed as Advisor on International Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury.. Anthony has been a great support to CRESS and the UK teams have stayed in his house when visiting South Sudan. Our huge congratulations to him as he...

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Thank you for your support

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Our work is not possible without you and we can’t thank you enough for your support and in 2016 CRESS benefitted from many amazing fundraising events. The Charity Gala Evening held in September at the beautiful Salisbury Cathedral Refectory was a night of dining and chamber music organised by the...

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Refugees reach record levels in Rhino Camp

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According to figures available as of the 1 October 2016 the number of refugees and asylum-seekers from South Sudan in Rhino Camp totalled 55,112, we believe this to be much higher. The issues in Camp include a shortage of food, access to drinking water and hard to believe a lack...

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Clinical Officer appointed at Liwolo Clinic

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We are very excited to announce that Selina Edward Yari from Yei has taken up the role of Clinical Officer (Doctor) at the Liwolo Clinic.  Selina was already giving her time on a voluntary basis but thanks to the amazing Quiz Night at The Dynamo restaurant in Putney earlier in...

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News of Fred Taban

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Most people are aware that Fred Taban’s visa to stay in the UK was not extended and had to suddenly leave the country on Tuesday 25th October.  This came as a huge shock to him but also to everyone who knows and loves him. He was particularly sad at not...

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Peer farming making a difference

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One of our priorities in 2016 was to build the CRESS agricultural programme in South Sudan.  This began with the setting up of three farming and discipleship groups in three areas of Kajo Keji County.  The groups learnt how to grow staple crops and learn new farming methods, so providing...

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This summer in South Sudan I caught Malaria

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This summer in South Sudan I caught Malaria. I wasn’t aware of this until six weeks after we returned to Salisbury but a set of fevers exactly three days apart concerned my GP sufficiently for her to alert Salisbury District Hospital that I would be arriving on the Acute Medical...

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Golda Poni meets President Obama

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Golda Poni in South Sudan and has been part of the CRESS family for several years.  CRESS supported her at university in Uganda and she is now working with us as our Enterprise Officer, a job she does with passion and true dedication. Golda recently won an amazing scholarship with the...

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