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South Sudan Emergency

Picking up the pieces: UNHCR helps victims of South Sudan camp clash

27 March 2013

UNHCR is assessing the needs of people displaced by recent clashes in South Sudan's Yida refugee camp and helping them rebuild their lives.

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South Sudan: Adut's struggle

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Home Alone: South Sudan teenager leads her young siblings to safety in Uganda

04 September 2014

In humanitarian crises, children often get separated from their family. UNHCR and its partners are always looking out for such children, who urgently need help.

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Young refugee sisters survive on wild grass as they trek alone to safety

25 July 2014

Left on their own by the war in South Sudan, two young girls cling to each other and dream of their lost life – home, parents and hopscotch with their friends.

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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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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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