Several thousands of citizens of Magwi County thronged various parts of the County to commemorate four years since it seceded from Sudan. At Magwi Freedom Square, various speakers made strong calls for peace and reconciliation among residents in the new nation.
Magwi, the most tranquil region, is one of the Counties blessed with peace since the outbreak of conflict in the country in mid-December 2013.
Thanks for your sustained donations to plant fruit seedlings in South Sudan project.
Hope Ofiriha added your gifts to cash donations from another source to buy fifteen Indian Mango seedlings, and twenty Eucalyptus seedlings ready for planting.
The project distributes the seedlings to the families with enthusiastic interest to plant fruit trees to produce nutritious food for a next generation and boost a local economy in a near future.
The insecurity is our primary concern although Magwi remains a peaceful County since social unrest broke out in 2013. We are reaching Omilling despite these challenges.
The project will be sending you a new field update after a quarter, to let you the progress your gift is impacting from the ground.
Thanks for your continued gift to give fruits in South Sudan.Your continued support together with donations from other sources helped a project to buy 20 avocado seedlings, 15 yellow banana seedlings, and 50 passion fruit seedlings. Hope Ofiriha distributes these seedlings to the village families who are interested to plant fruit trees to provide nutritious food and boost a local economy in the future. Hope Ofiriha has not delivered the seeds due to insecurity concern in Magwi County. We are recommencing an operation in earlier April to supply the beneficiaries with the seedlings.
Hope Ofiriha will send a new field update after a quarter, so you get to know the progress your gift is impacting from the ground.
Owinyikibul villagers clashed with new recruits in earlier March. The government and the opposition have failed to reach a peace deal despite the pressure from IGAD, UN, and the World. There are new fierce clashes in Jonglei and Upper Nile States. Humanitarian situation is worsening. There are 1.5 million people displaced from their villages of which some are living in exile as refugees.
In Owinyikibul of Magwi County, new soldiers recruit clashed with local villagers earlier March. The drunken soldier had refused to pay for the services where he was stabbed in a bar fighting. He then organized his fellow recruits burning more than 100 houses and market stalls in retaliation. One recruit in the clashes. A chief has blamed the trainers for failing to keep discipline.
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Give Fruit and a Greener Environment project.
Your contribution has helped purchased - ten banana seedlings, ten passion fruit seedlings, five jackfruit seedlings, and eight eucalyptus seedlings. The Traditional Authority has granted a large area of land to the project to use as a tree nursery.
Fruit trees are grown from infancy in special partner fruit tree nursery in Uganda so that our staff can manage the delicate budding and grafting process. From there, these seedlings are transported to South Sudan to go to one of three places - Fruit trees planted in improved local fruit orchard, Fruit trees given to community to grow, and plant, and Fruit trees given to families as part tree planting project.
The fruit trees are for the benefits of Omilling, in time and with proper care will produce enough fruit for the members to eat, and to sell for profit. The project will also attract commercial activity in the area that will boost the local economy and infrastructures.
In the next quarter, a new field update will be posted so that you get to know the positive changes your contribution is making in Omilling south Sudan.
Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.
More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says. Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighboring countries, according to the latest UN report. It warns that the situation is likely to get worse as the violence continues.
Fruit trees grow from infancy in the nursery, so that the local volunteers can manage the dedicate budding a grafting process. Then from there, seedling fruits go to three divisions - fruit trees are distributed to families, fruit trees are given to community groups whom the project helps to grow, plant, and look after their fruit trees, and fruit trees are planted in the project improved orchards.
Since the project began years ago, it grows mango, guava, pawpaw, avocado, and banana trees. While some fruit trees grow naturally in Magwi, trees are often poorly managed, and some fruit trees like banana trees suffer from viruses which mean they do not produce fruit.
With your contribution the project has purchased the seeds of ecycalptus tree, Avocado, passion, jack fruit, and yellow banana to start a new fruit nursery.
Due to the growing insecurity concern the project will relocate the fruit tree nursery from Omilling to Magwi center. Hope Ofiriha has applied for a land to set up a new nursery, and the positive answer is expected soon.
In the next quarter HOPE Ofiriha will post a new field update report so you get to know what impact is your contribution is helping to creating in Omilling South Sudan.
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