Oxfam mourns the death of Alex Lokwe Morjan

Alex Lokwe Morjan (standing) conversing with local communities

The humanitarian community has lost a true hero

Alex Lokwe Morjan, 43, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2020, in Lankien, Jonglei state after a short illness. At the time of his death, Alex was Oxfam’s Food Distribution Team Leader, based in the Lankien office, supporting a project funded by the World Food Programme (WFP). He was committed to supporting famine-stricken communities, with dignity.

Alex joined Oxfam in early 2014. His first assignment was at the United Nations House, Juba, providing humanitarian assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the Protection of Civilians (POC) site, as a Food Security and Livelihoods Officer.

He dedicated his life to providing services to some of the most isolated populations, in the hardest to reach locations of South Sudan. He was always ready to serve. When severe floods hit Lankien, Akobo and Pibor in 2019, he was there, working to help communities recover. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic shook South Sudan and the whole world, he maintained his commitment to saving lives.

Picture below: Alex Lokwe Morjan on mission to distribute food in South Sudan

Over the six years he worked with Oxfam, Alex’s passion, professionalism, and goodness made him a role model for all of us. He demonstrated a powerful knack for solving problems with due diligence. His strength, lifestyle and technical knowledge will continue to inspire his colleagues. His presence will be deeply missed.

Beyond his work with Oxfam, Alex was a community leader and a father of three. He had a passion and love for nature and simplicity that made him appreciate working in remote areas outside of Juba. A funeral service was organised for 16:00 on July 17, 2020 in Rock City area Juba.

Rest in Peace Alex, our hero. We pledge to continue supporting the power of people against poverty