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South Sudan Emergency

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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UNHCR starts relocation of 15,000 stranded South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

18 November 2014

A first group of 125 refugees left Matar Way Station and headed along the Baro River to the Itang Transit Centre, before heading by road to Pugnido Refugee Camp.

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South Sudanese seek a chance to get on with life without fear

03 November 2014

Peter fled from South Sudan to Uganda when violence flared last year. With continuing conflict in his homeland, the refugee still fears about his safety.

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South Sudan: Adut's struggle

17 October 2014 watch video

Home Alone: South Sudan teenager leads her young siblings to safety in Uganda

04 September 2014

In humanitarian crises, children often get separated from their family. UNHCR and its partners are always looking out for such children, who urgently need help.

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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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