The impact of CRESS education programme


Sylvia Poni is about 18 years old now – she is the smiling young woman on the far right of the picture in the black and white flower skirt and is the daughter of Joseph Abba.  Sylvia came to Uganda in 2011 and when she started primary school could not...

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Round up of latest news


Seven weeks ago the CRESS office moved out of Romoggi and to Arua in Uganda where Fred Taban found a three-roomed building and negotiated a good rental price. This has now been paid for the first six months and the office has reopened. There is good internet and some solar...

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Refugee situation in Rhino Camp


Report from Fred Taban: Refugee From South Sudan and based in Rhino camp Arua Northern Uganda and working for CRESS It is now 6 weeks ago that we were forced to evacuate from our peaceful Kajo-Keji to practically not knowing where to! 26/01/2017 will forever remain a day to recall...

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Fabulous evening of music in aid of CRESS

Sapori vocali

On Saturday evening (4th March) we were treated to a fabulous evening of music from Sapori Vocali featuring and showcasing young emerging artists. Singers Alexandra Frazer, Harriet Mulchrone and John Holland accompanied by Jingle Lau on piano entertained the Breamore audience with classics from Handel, Mozart and Schubert through to...

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Humphrey Rose running marathon in aid of CRESS


In 2 weeks time, Humphrey Rose will run the Barcelona marathon in aid of CRESS. Barcelona Marathon – 12 March 2017 Humphrey, 27, works in consulting and has been eyeing up a second marathon having run London in 2015. He was inspired to run for CRESS having met Fred and...

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The Archbishop of Canterbury asks you to pray


Recently on his Facebook page, The Archbishop of Canterbury asked you to join him in praying for South Sudan.  Posted to Facebook on 20th February 2017 We are acutely aware of the dire situation facing millions of South Sudanese people. Today, the UN and the government estimate that 100,000 people face starvation, with...

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There is always hope and light

Frances for CRESS

There is always hope and light in difficult times and our blog is to share the good stories as much as the troubles and challenges being faced by our CRESS team in South Sudan. This is Francis Candiga who is supported by CRESS and was recently given a new laptop, which...

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News from Fred in Kampala


Last week Fred Taban was in Kampala taking a break, something he desperately needed having invited 72 people (refugees) to live in his small house in Arua, which is very tiring as I am sure you can imagine. This time away from his home was to rest and so he...

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A time of uncertainty for all

time of uncertainty

It is extremely hard for us back here in the UK in these uncertain times when the CRESS team in South Sudan are facing daily challenges and struggles both in their work and personally.  Their lives have quite literally been turned upside down – the changes since I left just...

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Crowdfunder: Urgent medical care

clinic Sept 2015

The Liwolo Clinic opened in September 2015 and has become a lifeline, not just for the people of Kajo Keji but for those from many miles around. Since fighting has escalated over the last couple of months, the clinic staff (including a fully trained nurse and midwife) have taken the difficult decision to close the...

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