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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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More than 100,000 flee homes in South Sudan to escape fighting and food shortages

02 June 2015

It's estimated that more than 3.8 million people, representing a third of South Sudan's population of 11 million, do not have sufficient food.

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South Sudanese refugees moved from flood-prone camp in Ethiopia

15 May 2015

UNHCR and its partners move some 12,660 South Sudanese refugees from the flood-prone Nip Nip refugee camp to Jewi in western Ethiopia's Gambella region.

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Educating South Sudan's Next Generation

07 May 2015

After fleeing the conflict in South Sudan, a devoted teacher spends his own savings to open a school for refugee children in Uganda.

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Number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia passes 200,000 mark

01 May 2015

UNHCR staff note sharp increase in new arrivals from some 1,000 people a month in the first quarter of this year to more than 4,000 refugees registered in April.

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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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