As we all learnt in the meeting Yida came into as explained by Mr. Peter Moszynski before the split between Sudan and South Sudan. It was originally an Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) camp which existed before there was an international border between Sudan and South Sudan and was self-organized differently from the standard model usually set by UNHCR.
What matters to Green Kordofan as a charity is the shocking humanitarian situation in Yida where men, women and children continue to find themselves in dire need and we would like to contribute positively to alleviate their suffering.
Here is the link to JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/green-kordofan
To get involved by sharing your skills, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank and acknowledge the support of the following individuals and organisations.
- Helen Sharp of Folklife Folkestone (https://www.folklife.uk).
- Waging Peace (https://wagingpeace.info/)
- Elizabeth Hodgkin of the Opportunity Through Education (OTE) charity who connected us with their Nuba students who are funded by OTE to study at Kampala University, Juba Centre and who have families in Yida camp.
- Kent Refugee Help and Refugee walkers’ group for their help with supporting and promoting the event
- Nora Dooley, from the coaches across continents (CAC) and the ASK for Choice team of Global Leaders in Sport for Social Impact.
- Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi of St Antony's College, Oxford
- Amber Kurson of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Centre for Holocaust Education, Portland, Canada for providing tech support.
And to our wonderful speakers for their generous contributions.
“it was so interesting. I met Raga some time ago at a Unite Community meeting, and it's been great to see the organisation she has built. Good luck to all those involved with it.” Said K Murphy
“it was very educational, I have learned so much, Thanks” Aida Silvestri (trustee)
Helen Backhouse said: “Thank you for a great evening on international peace day. Everyone cared about Yida and spoke informatively. I had thought the pictures made it look clean and well-organised compared with other camps I have seen on TV but the words from the people who live there, at the beginning reminded me of grimmer realities. I hope they are not displaced forcefully to the new place.Small and large organisations should be able to support them.”
That was lovely, Raga, thank you so much, Paul Winter
"Well done for last evening. It was very interesting and informative." Katherine
Josie Wade “well done for the event last night! It was really a wonderful evening; I have learnt so much! Thank you
Yesterday's event was fantastic, it was interesting to see the issues in Nuba and Yida from a different perspective. Said Zaki Samwel.
It was so privileged to be one of the attendees. The seminar was quite successful given the fact that all guests speakers were the right choice, with great experience and good knowledge about the plight of Sudanese people. Green kordofan was absolutely fortunate to have people like Mukesh Kabila, Peter Moszky, Peter Veren, the director of Waging peace and all who participated either with comments or questions. Congratulations and well done Green Kordofan. Isaac M Kuku
Emma: Congratulations Raga. The zoom event was amazing, sorry I have to leave after an hour. But in that time, I learnt a lot and it was great the way Sonja and Maddy painted a picture of the fantastic work of Green Kordofan in Yida”.
For those of you who missed the event and would like to learn about the situation here some few articles:
Nuba. Sudan’s struggling people: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/964022.stm
South Sudan Development: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201012/cmselect/cmintdev/writev/1570/ss14.htm
You will also find today report from the UK Immigration tribunal below
Update: UK immigration tribunal: https://www.freemovement.org.uk/tribunal-says-no-general-risk-to-nuba-in-sudan/
Here’s a link to Mukesh Kapila’s books at Amazon : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Mukesh-Kapila/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AMukesh+Kapila
To escape from politics, I recommend the Rough Guide to the Music of Sudan a collection made by Peter Verney in 2004 which shows the awesomeness of diversity in Sudan, click at this link & enjoy: https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-rough-guide-to-the-music-of-sudan-mw0000655368
Learn about our latest activities: See part of Green Kordofan activities in Yida featured at BBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga3pcblJo3I