Continuing to Live the Legacy this Mandela Day

JAM International is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day on July 18, in partnership with our friends, donors and supporters in every single JAM outpost. From our head office in Johannesburg, South Africa to Angola, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and our fundraising ‘affiliate’ offices in Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA and the UK, we are all joining hands

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Every Day is a Mandela Day at JAM

At JAM, we always say every day is a Mandela Day! Reaching out to the less fortunate is the very essence of who we are. We are here to serve and help change lives for the better every day, in line with our vision of ‘Helping Africa help itself.’ Mandela Day (July 18) has become

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Crisis in South Sudan

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 1 million children in South Sudan are malnourished and that 50, 000 children could die from starvation in 2014. The crisis engulfing the country began in December 2013 and has led to the displacement of more than 1.5 million people. Some have managed to find sanctuary in

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Famine Stalks South Sudan

Since December 2013, almost three million people have fled from the brutal war that began in Juba and quickly fanned out into the country. In late February this year, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan and the situation is expected to worsen sharply as the lean season, four months away, draws near. In

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World Water Day 2017

Clean water is a basic human right, but the hard reality is that 319 million people in sub-saharan Africa don’t have access to safe water. Water related diseases are responsible for many illnesses and deaths in rural communities. Women and children in Africa are responsible for the collection of water and often walk for up

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Respite For a Child

As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the team visited the home of a family in the Pibor region who are nearing starvation. They say no other food is available to them other than wild fruit. The situation is heart-breaking – it takes three hours each way to walk to find the fruit-bearing trees, and

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JAM Becomes Beacon of Hope

Akech Dut Goch doesn’t know how old she is, but hazards a guess – that she is 100. She does look about a century old, as her face creases into a myriad lines and her body appears skeletal. Her slight frame is probably wizened with age, but also from a meagre diet. Yet Akech moves

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