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South Sudan Emergency

UNHCR Chief in Yida

23 November 2012

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visits refugees in Yida settlement, close to South Sudan's volatile border with Sudan.

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UN envoy Princess Haya meets South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia

16 July 2014

She was unprepared for the suffering among refugees from South Sudan who are streaming across the border into Ethiopia at nearly 1,000 a day.

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U.S. official wants more aid for refugees flowing into Ethiopia

14 July 2014

Anne Richard was shocked by the stories refugees told about their escape from the conflict in South Sudan; they are arriving in Ethiopia at the rate of 883 every day.

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UNHCR seeks massive boost in funding for South Sudan refugees

11 July 2014

A total of $658 million is needed to help the 715,000 refugees expected to flee from South Sudan by the end of the year – double the refugee total foreseen in March.

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Food shortages trigger truancy in South Sudan camps

11 June 2014

Though community leaders have been approached by UNHCR about regular school attendance, the response has been muted.

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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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