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South Kordofan

Posted by The IRC on October 11th, 2013
Judu Juma is one of Yida refugee camp's newest residents. Just days old, he was one of 57 babies delivered at an IRC Wellness Center last week. The center's staff care for woman and girls who fled fighting in neighboring Sudan. more »
Posted by Terah Edun on May 12th, 2013
“We’re on track to deliver more than 50 babies this week,” says Judith, head midwife for the IRC's women's health center at the Yida refugee settlement in South Sudan. “The average is 35 babies per week, but recently we delivered 21 babies in one night." more »
Posted by Peter Biro on June 28th, 2012
With up to 1,000 refugees arriving every day in South Sudan’s remote Yida refugee camp, the IRC is warning of rapidly deteriorating situation as food and water is running out. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 15th, 2012
Seasonal rains due in Sudan and South Sudan will exacerbate an already dire humanitarian crisis, the IRC and other leading humanitarian agencies warn. more »
Posted by The IRC on May 9th, 2012
BBC report: IRC aid workers in South Sudan's Yida refugee camp say there has been a big rise recently in the number of people fleeing fighting in South Kordofan, Sudan. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 20th, 2012
The IRC's Marion Dols on how the IRC is providing care for women in the overwhelmed Yida refugee camp, where hundreds of desperate Sudanese fleeing fighting and a severe food shortage are arriving each day. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 20th, 2012
A new wave of refugees fleeing Sudan's South Kordofan conflict... plus other recent media coverage touching on the International Rescue Committee's work around the world. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 18th, 2012
The IRC's Elizabeth Pender shares an update from the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan, temporary home to more than 20,000 Sudanese who have fled ongoing fighting and severe food shortages in South Kordofan. more »
Posted by The IRC on April 18th, 2012
The IRC's Elizabeth Pender tells CNN how the IRC is helping women and girls who have fled brutal fighting in Sudan's Nuba Mountains only to experience sexual violence in an overflowing refugee camp in South Sudan. Watch video. more »