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South Sudan Emergency

Sudanese villagers face tough choices before fleeing to relative safety in Yida

09 October 2012

Fighting and food shortages have forced thousands to flee to Yida settlement in South Sudan. The number of arrivals is likely to rise when the rains end.

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Aiming for the skies, refugee girl must first finish school

11 February 2016

Determined South Sudanese refugee Nyahok, 13, dreams of becoming a pilot, but a lack of funding for education means her dreams may never take flight.

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Congolese refugees flee new South Sudan fighting

28 January 2016

Renewed insecurity in Equatoria states forces refugees to flee again and aid groups to leave temporarily.

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New militia violence drives more South Sudanese to Uganda

19 January 2016

UNHCR ramps up response after fourfold increase in number of refugees fleeing spreading violence at home since early January

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Growing insecurity triggers new South Sudan displacement

08 January 2016

Fighting between armed groups has driven thousands of people from their homes in Western Equatoria state since the start of December.

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I need blankets. It is cold at night and I don't want my children to get sick.

Rebecca Barnaba, 23
mother of three at Doro camp

If we are not able to fly in what is needed during the rainy season, people will die. It is as simple as that.

Marie-Hélène Verney
UNHCR

We are facing a humanitarian disaster of large proportions… The support of the international community is now absolutely crucial.

António Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees

I've just been back to Wau and was thrilled to see UNHCR supporting education, job training, helping women get on their feet, building homes!

Alek Wek
supermodel and former refugee

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