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South Sudan Emergency

UNHCR chief visits South Sudan to spotlight “forgotten refugee crisis”

23 November 2012

António Guterres was particularly concerned about refugees in Yida settlement close to the border and urged them to move to safer areas.

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South Sudan refugee outflow grows as relief funds lag

19 April 2016

New fighting and food insecurity in the world's youngest nation are driving more displacement at a time when refugee relief operations are only eight per cent funded.

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Food insecurity drives more South Sudanese to Sudan

25 March 2016

Hunger and unrest have driven some 38,000 people into East and South Darfur since end of January.

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South Sudan fighting forces thousands to flee

11 March 2016

Violence in previously peaceful areas of the country is driving thousands to seek refuge in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Uganda.

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Escaping the horrors of home

07 March 2016

Meet some of the thousands who have fled fighting in previously peaceful provinces in South Sudan, where militia are accused of killing, raping and looting.

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Scared and exhausted
Fleeing for their lives


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

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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