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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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Fishing for an Education

08 October 2015

Children fleeing deadly conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan share a singular pursuit: catching mudfish to pay for their schooling.

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UNHCR welcomes signing of South Sudan peace deal

28 August 2015

Refugee and IDP numbers surpass 2.6 million mark

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More than 2.25 million now displaced in South Sudan and across its borders

07 July 2015

UNHCR says country marks independence anniversary with more than 1.5 million people internally displaced; a further 730,000 have fled into neighbouring countries.

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More than 100,000 flee homes in South Sudan to escape fighting and food shortages

02 June 2015

It's estimated that more than 3.8 million people, representing a third of South Sudan's population of 11 million, do not have sufficient food.

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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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