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South Sudan Emergency

Food shortages in South Sudan force more people into exile, cause friction

21 March 2014

Local residents in Maban County demand that 60,000 refugees in Yusuf Batil and Gendrassa camps leave within two months. Hostilities spread to Doro and Kaya camps.

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UNHCR begins relocation of 50,000 South Sudan refugees in Ethiopia before the rains come

17 March 2015

The refugees are being moved from the Leitchuor and Nip Nip refugee camps in the Gambella region. Last year both camps were severely hit by floodwaters.

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Breaking the Silence

06 March 2015

Meet Suzan, one of 40 young volunteers working to protect South Sudanese women and girls at a refugee settlement in northern Uganda.

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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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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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