Yida, a refugee camp in the time of Covid-19 pandemic
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Never to be forgotten we are honouring all victims of:
- Religious extremism
- Political violence
- Police brutality
- Ethnic violence
- Gender-based violence
- Climate and resource conflict
- Organised crime
- Slavery & human trafficking
- Gang violence
This event particular is dedicated to the support of children,women and vulnerable people in Yida camp, South Sudan who have experienced and are still dealing with the aftermath of the above while dealing now with the impact of a global pandemic.
His work has taken him to some 120 countries in all continents. Originally schooled in India and England, Dr Kapila graduated in medicine from the University of Oxford and received postgraduate qualifications in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He is the author of:
No stranger to kindness
Against a Tide of Evil - https://youtu.be/WEUWU8JwnDI
Maya Zein grew up in Houston, Texas where she was introduced to competitive junior tennis at the Zina Garrison Tennis Academy together with her 3 sisters and went on to play collegiate tennis at the University of Texas at Austin, one of the top women's tennis programs in the country. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2012, she spent 3 years teaching tennis at a local country club and was an assistant tennis coach at The Kinkaid School in Houston.
In 2015, Maya pivoted and began her career in finance as an investment banker at the Oil & Gas Investment Banking division of Scotiabank, a Canadian bank, in Houston. Maya is currently on sabbatical in Toronto, Canada preparing for the CFA Level I exam in December and plans to continue pursuing a career in finance. She is an active member of SAPAA and has participated as a panelist in previous SAPAA events. She also enjoys playing tennis and traveling.
Mr Verney has worked in and on Sudanese affairs since 1977, as a teacher, lecturer, aid and development worker, researcher and journalist. Editor of Sudan Update's news digest in the 1990s, he has written reports on Sudan up to the present day, including the first book to deal with oil and conflict. He was a special adviser on Darfur to the House of Commons' International Development Committee (2005), and has briefed the UN Environment Programme, RedR, Medecins Sans Frontieres, UK Ministry of Defence and Members of the European Parliament. He has written for Anti-Slavery International, Article 19, Index on Censorship, Minority Rights Group, the Oxford University Refugee Studies Programme website, US Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights, and Freemuse (World Conference on Music and Censorship). Since 1999 he has assisted over 1200 Sudanese asylum cases, with over 45 court appearances, including UK Country Guidance cases on Darfur and Coptic Christians. Listed as a “Sudan Country Expert” by the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA) in Britain, he has also given evidence by telephone to US asylum courts.
Kay is a Folkestone based, motivated by her own family history as holocaust survivors to response to the call of Green Kordofan and support their campaign to raise public awareness, aid war displaced Sudanese children at refugee camps in Sudan as they are invisible to many.
“I am so please to know that Raga and Green Kordofan are doing what they can to help those, who, like my mum who fled persecution and fear. Ever hopeful that one day we can all live in peace without labels or yellow stars and genocide will be a thing of the past.”
Mr. Dau is ACE scholar, inspirational young man, originally from South Sudan. He has been engaging with different platform for raising money & awareness for the famine crisis in South Sudan.
Here are a few links of his activities:
Liberty Oilfield Services:
Being DAU- Short Film:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoFksN8qQxI
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They will put us all in a joyful mood with their amazing singing.
- The Mozambican born & International Jazz singer and songwriter MAIUKO
- And the Sudanese Artist Shurooq Abualnaas.
She has also collaborated with and appeared worldwide in prestigious venues and festivals alongside musical greats, such as; Max Middleton, Chris Difford, Dick Pearce, Jeff Beck, Noel McCalla, Sara Tavares, Carmen Souza, to mention but a few.
Based in the UK, Maiuko is currently writing an album "Rotten Fruit" with guitarist & double bassist Alex Keen, violinist Paul Brasington, and special guests pianist Martin Virgo, and Mozambican percussionist/ drummer Elias Kacomanolis, plus further exciting collaborations with world-renowned musicians.
SHUROOQ ABU ELNAAS is a Sudanese vocalist whose songs are filled with drama and great depth; her musical repertoire spanning the Sahel and Arab world.
As well as supporting freedom of expression and women's rights, Shurooq has spoken out strongly against FGM. In the UK she has witnessed the plight of other Sudanese who have fled human rights abuses.In addition to Sudanese social events across the UK, Shurooq has sung at events for Amnesty International (Islington Green, 2018), London Churches Refugee Fund (Kensington United Reform Church, 2018) and Christian Aid (Sutton Church, May 2019).
Shurooq gave a performance for the Sudan Studies Society UK Symposium at SOAS in 2016, and took part in the Academy of Art and Arabic Heritage Chorale - maestro Basil Saleh (Ealing Town Hall, May 2018). There are various ways to spell her name in English, so expect some inconsistencies!
Shurooq - YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaauC7cAvZvF2aC_ez8r5gw/videos
Helen worked as a Radio Producer for the BBC World Service and Radio 4 making medical and science programmes for 17 years. I reported from many different countries from Bangladesh to the USA. Since leaving the BBC in 2011, I've been the Education Project Leader for Academy FM Folkestone, the charity community radio station in Folkestone. There, I've worked with young people from age 5 to early 20s on getting access to employment in our deprived town. I've also worked on award-winning science and arts education programmes funded by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. I am also the editor of Folklife - a website promoting Folkestone to visitors, new and current residents alike. In my spare time I create silver jewellery, cook, knit and have two children who sail a lot.
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