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South Sudan Emergency

From supermarkets to refugee camps, bar-codes speed up the process of distributing food

02 August 2013

A technology common to many shoppers is helping UNHCR in South Sudan to reduce the time refugees must wait for their monthly rations.

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Congolese refugees flee new South Sudan fighting

28 January 2016

Renewed insecurity in Equatoria states forces refugees to flee again and aid groups to leave temporarily.

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New militia violence drives more South Sudanese to Uganda

19 January 2016

UNHCR ramps up response after fourfold increase in number of refugees fleeing spreading violence at home since early January

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Growing insecurity triggers new South Sudan displacement

08 January 2016

Fighting between armed groups has driven thousands of people from their homes in Western Equatoria state since the start of December.

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Sudanese refugees seek safety in troubled South Sudan

28 December 2015

Fighting in parts of Sudan is pushing increasing numbers of refugees into South Sudan, where they find a safe haven in a new and expanding settlement

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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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