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South Sudan Emergency

Sudanese teen takes mother's advice to embrace education rather than fear it

13 May 2013

Sixteen-year-old Takwa achieved the fourth highest exam results in South Sudan's Upper Nile state. And she was not the only refugee to do well.

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Children in Charge

19 January 2015

Fighting in South Sudan has separated families and orphaned children. Meet four teenagers who are raising younger siblings on their own.

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Wrestling for Peace

15 January 2015

After fleeing violence in South Sudan, young men find common ground in a traditional Dinka sport.

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Hungry for help: refugees in Kenya feel the effects of recent food cuts

09 January 2015

Nyachot displays a handful of maize grains that form part of the food ration she receives in World Food Programme restored full rations in January, but the funding situation remains uncertain and WFP and UNHCR have issued joint appeals to donors.

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Escaping war, time and again

29 December 2014

Generation after generation, families in South Sudan face a recurring tragedy – fleeing conflict and returning home, only to flee again.

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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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