Event Date and time: Wednesday 11th January 2017| 3:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Venue details: SOAS College Buildings G3 | Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG

Organisers: Centre of African Studies | cas@soas.ac.uk

Event website: South Sudan: An Unreported Refugee Crisis

Event cost: Free

Speakers: Alex and Lois Fergusson (Medair)

Chair: Richard Alexander (SOAS)

South Sudan is rarely in the Western headlines but an ongoing conflict has created a humanitarian crisis in a country where many were already displaced following secession from Sudan in 2011.  Alex and Lois Fergusson worked with relief charity Medair in South Sudan for three years up to November 2016, Alex as an administrator and Lois as doctor.  Originally working in a refugee camp in Maban in (then) Upper Nile State; subsequently, they were based in Juba, although they continued to have short-term assignments elsewhere in the country.  They will speak on the current situation, as well as the work of Medair and their own experiences in what will be a highly-informed and current seminar.

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