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Dear Australians

My dear Australians, While my story may be familiar to a few it will be unknown to many. One thing is clear to me - the entire world is in peril. Third world countries are dangerously messing up, while the financially disadvantaged and the victims of civil wars including the orphans, widows, widowers and the disabled are unquestionably hopeless, homeless, friendless and at high risk of extermination.   Perhaps you have recently seen something on TV or a friend or neighbour has whispered something terrible in your ear. This troubles you and you spend your day b

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iHOPE Official Launching

Despite having been functional, iHOPE had not yet been officially launcched. However, on 10th of June 2017, we will conduct a ceremony to declare the organisation officially launched. This will be a huge step forward in the quest of bringing hope to the people. Below are the event details: Venue: The Salvation Army Youth Hall Bundamba, Queensland Australia Date: Saturday 10th June, 2017 Time: 1500-0001 Sponsored by iHOPE in conjunction with well-wishers and donors. All are welcome.

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South Sudan: The devastating impact of malaria on children

Lying on her side yesterday evening surrounded by family, five-year-old Achan opened her eyes for the first time in almost five days. Achan’s family has been by her bedside continuously since she was admitted to Médecins Sans Frontières’ paediatric ward in Aweil Hospital, located in the malaria-prevalent northwestern quarter of South Sudan. The hospital is the main referral point for the most serious medical cases in the South Sudanese state of Northern Bahr Al Ghazal. In the hospital, Médecins Sans

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South Sudanese parents send children to school in Uganda because it’s ‘safer’ than Melbourne

COULD Melbourne really be more unsafe than African countries? With the number of home invasions and carjackings doubling in the city in the past year, some parents believe the city is an unsafe place for their children and are sending them to boarding school in Uganda and Kenya to stop them from getting into trouble. Some South Sudanese refugee teens who have moved to Melbourne have turned to a life of crime and are getting thrown into adult jails for getting on the wrong side of the law. Martha Atong Deng told ABC’s 7.30 program she lost her daughter Awiel w

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Little trust in Australian police shown by people born in South Sudan: poll

Police confront a major trust deficit when dealing with people born in South Sudan, according to a new survey of our attitudes to races, religions and cultures. About 81 per cent of people born in Australia report "a lot of trust" or "some trust" in the local police – a figure that is even higher for people from Afghanistan, Iran and India. But the rating among South Sudanese stands conspicuously lower, at just 26 per cent   Anyaak Abiel, a youth worker with a South Sudanese background, says a lack of communication with police has led to mistrust in the co

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South Sudanese parents in Australia sending kids to school in Africa to avoid crime

By Madeleine Morris Video: South Sudanese parents in Australia sending kids to Africa to avoid South Sudanese parents in Australia are sending their children to boarding schools in Africa to escape rising youth crime rates. Key points South Sudanese parents in Australia sending kids to school in Africa to avoid crime Concerned by rise in arrests of young people for carjackings, home invasions in Melbourne Say there is too much freedom for children in Australia Desperate parents have told 7.30 it is safer for their children to go to school in Ke

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Dreams deferred: The plights of South Sudan Children

That the people of South Sudan are the most persecuted and among the world’s most suffered people for too long is not only a fact, but is dangerously becoming a normalcy. From one war to another, South Sudan is entangled in a cruel webs of conflicts with each surpassing the last one in atrocities, deaths and immense violations of the fundamental human rights. Civil war began simultaneous with the dawn of the independence of Sudan in 1955. For the last fifty years, the people of South Sudan have experienced two long civil wars, and the third civil war is into its forth yea