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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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UNHCR increases aid as South Sudanese refugees stream into Ethiopia

15 April 2014

With the rainy season approaching, UNHCR is airlifting tents and building new camps as the number of refugees passes 95,000

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After surviving a dash for freedom, South Sudanese just happy to have home

14 April 2014

Most of her family didn't make it, but one strong young refugee woman fed her children leaves and wild fruit just to lead them to safety in Ethiopia.

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South Sudanese man loses everything, but finds peace most important

08 April 2014

One South Sudanese refugee was ahead of his time – displaced well ahead of the conflict that has driven more than a million of his compatriots from their homes.

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UNHCR and World Food Programme alarmed at scale of needs in South Sudan

01 April 2014

The two agencies warn that the crisis could endanger millions of lives in the coming months if urgent action is not taken to put an end to the conflict and support civilians.

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Marie-Hélène Verney
UNHCR

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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