Sudan and South Sudan

Guest Review of The Good Lie

Steve Hansch, a Hunger Notes editor with more than 20 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of aid programs, particularly humanitarian mitigation, relief and recovery, reviews The Good Lie.  Read More »

Famine Looms in South Sudan as "The Good Lie" Debuts in Theaters

With the dust from the second Sudanese civil war barely settled, South Sudan has plunged back into full-scale conflict that shows no sign of a peaceful resolution. Just as the civil war drove millions from their homes between 1983-2005, and set off a massive humanitarian catastrophe, renewed conflict has left the young nation on the brink of starvation.  Read More »

Caught in the Crossfire: Child Soldiers in South Sudan Have Few Alternatives

Youth have been key fighters in South Sudan’s various conflicts for decades, as depicted in the new feature film The Good Lie. As the country’s ongoing crisis unfolds, with little evidence of abatement, youth continue to suffer the consequences as both the victims and perpetrators of violence, with few alternatives for a better life.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-Ed: ‘The Good Lie’ and the Hard Truths of South Sudan

The Good Lie should be about the past. Unfortunately, a new war, rooted in the embers of the one that brought the Lost Boys and Girls to America, has engulfed South Sudan today.  Read More »

The Good Lie Student Discussion Guide

​The Good Lie, a new Warner Brothers film, depicts the shared experiences of several of the "Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan" during the Second Sudanese Civil War and is a powerful point of entry into the story of peace and conflict in South Sudan. This discussion guide can be used in the classroom or among youth groups to enhance and inform conversations surrounding the film.

New Generation of Lost Girls at Risk in South Sudan

Sudan’s second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the “lost boys” to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the “lost girls” of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender-based violence.  Read More »

Activist Brief: South Sudan

South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, marking a major milestone and promising to bring with it peace, prosperity, equality, and development. However, in December 2013, a political power struggle unleashed a new and brutal armed conflict that continues today and civilians are paying the highest price.

Guest Review of The Good Lie

Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, Director of Operations and Community Involvement at i-ACT, wrote this piece following her attendance at the screening of The Good Lie at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.  Read More »

New Report on South Sudan: Spoils of War, Spoilers of Peace

Our latest publication on the crisis in South Sudan urges the international community to build economic leverage for peace by imposing consequences for the country’s warring elites who are undermining the peace process, committing atrocities, and obstructing humanitarian aid.  Read More »

NGOs Release Joint Statement to Participants of UNGA’s Ministerial High-Level Meeting on South Sudan

On the Occasion of the September 25 Ministerial High-Level Meeting on South Sudan during the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 19 non-governmental organizations released released a joint statement on the conflict in South Sudan.  Read More »

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