Posts Tagged: ocha

We Cannot Fail the South Sudanese: UN Humanitarian Chief

From OCHA: (New York / Juba, South Sudan, 3 February 2012): On the third day of a four-day visit to South Sudan, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, met with representatives from the Government, the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), and donor… Read more »

UN officials speak out on violence in South Sudan

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande reported yesterday on the humanitarian crisis occurring in the Jonglei state.  The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported, “The UN is mounting a ‘massive emergency support programme’ to help thousands of people return home after inter-communal clashes between the Lou… Read more »

Peter Tibi visits New York

On Saturday afternoon (October 22), after a walk through Central Park, the Rev. Peter Tibi took a nap. He was entitled. Peter, from the world’s newest country – South Sudan, participated in the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s International Peacemakers Program. He made visits to South Carolina, Iowa, Georgia, Colorado, and Tennessee before coming to New York…. Read more »

Build bridges, not walls

“God makes us new so we can build bridges, not walls.” As a citizen of South Sudan, the newest member of the United Nations, the Rev. Peter Tibi has reflected a great deal on what “new” means. Peter has also pondered newness as a follower of Jesus Christ. Drawing on 2 Corinthians 5:16-20, Peter noted… Read more »

A new hymn to support relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has written a new hymn that to support the churches’ famine relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. O God, You Love the Needy includes references in it to the lectionary texts for Sunday, August 28. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs provides information concerning the situation in the… Read more »

PC(USA) responds to crisis in Horn of Africa

From Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has provided $100,000 from One Great Hour of Sharing funds to help meet the immediate and basic humanitarian needs of people affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa.  PDA is responding to this crisis as a member of ACT Alliance.  Fellow ACT Alliance members with programs… Read more »