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South Sudan Emergency

Refugee turns host and protector for displaced South Sudanese

30 January 2014

In a reversal of fortune, an Ethiopian who sought refuge in South Sudan now becomes the host of a large family displaced in their own country.

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Sudan issues ID cards to tens of thousands of South Sudanese

03 March 2015

More than 54,000 South Sudanese have been registered and some 37,000 identity cards produced since the programme began at the start of February

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One Mother's Courage

17 February 2015

Deadly conflicts forced Nawat to flee from Sudan to South Sudan and then to Uganda. Now, a small miracle has made her family whole again.

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A boy named Boat

06 February 2015

Even before the civil war, giving birth in South Sudan was a risky affair. Martha delivered her son on a crowded ferry while fleeing attackers.

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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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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
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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