This Week in Restoring Family Links: 06/27/2016 - 07/01/2016

This Week in Restoring Family Links: 06/27/2016 - 07/01/2016

With the increasing violence in the country, the South Sudanese government has declared that their Independence Day would not be celebrated so that they can “spend the little that [they] have on other issues.

This year marks South Sudan’s fifth years after it broke away from Sudan after decades of conflict.

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This week in Restoring Family Links: 06/06/2016-06/10/2016

This week in Restoring Family Links: 06/06/2016-06/10/2016

Refugee team to compete in the Olympics: On June 3, the International Olympic Committee revealed that a team of 10 refugees will be participating and competing in the Rio Olympics Games in 2016 under the Olympics flag. The athletes are citizens of South Sudan, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Ethiopia – all of which are suffering from instability and insecurity. The selected participants will participate in a variety of sports, such as swimming, athletics – 800m, athletics – 400m, marathon, athletics – 1500m, judo – 70kg, and judo – 90kg. 

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