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Posted by Sophia Jones on March 4th, 2015
Thousands of Sudanese refugees from the Nuba Mountains are arriving in the border town of Yida, in Unity State, to escape ongoing fighting between Sudan’s armed forces and rebels based in the region. more »
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Posted by Kulsoom Rizvi on February 13th, 2015
Struggling with the legacy of life as a refugee from war, 24-year-old Sudanese David "Deng" Duot, found solace in fashion. more »
Posted by The IRC on February 9th, 2015
Since December, when a political rivalry erupted into ethnic violence, some 2 million people in South Sudan have been forced to flee their homes. Follow our South Sudan crisis Storify feature for updates and images from IRC aid workers and others. more »
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Posted by The IRC on January 20th, 2015
A new IRC study inquires into the causes of—and solutions to—violence against women and girls more »
Posted by The IRC on December 22nd, 2014
For the first time since World War II, humanitarian organizations like the IRC are responding to four simultaneous emergencies. Here’s a look at some of this year’s worst humanitarian crises, by the numbers. more »
Posted by The IRC on December 15th, 2014
One year after fighting broke out in South Sudan, almost 1.5 million people have been displaced inside the new nation. Another half million have fled to neighboring Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia. The IRC's Joshua Eckley writes from Juba. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 26th, 2014
The IRC's Peter Biro shares powerful photos from Bentiu camp, where 50,000 people displaced by the ongoing fighting in South Sudan have been forced to take refuge amid swamps, sewage and human waste. more »
Posted by Peter Biro on November 26th, 2014
Bentiu camp is a miserable settlement of makeshift huts and tents sitting in a mosquito-infested swamp in Unity State in the north of the country. Almost 50,000 people displaced by fighting in the region have taken refuge here. more »
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Posted by Sophia Jones on November 12th, 2014
The only way the IRC can reach refugees in eastern Ethiopia during the rainy season is by boat or helicopter. “As of mid-August, the main road is cut off because of the heavy rain and river overflow,“ explains the IRC's Gulima Mesfin. more »
Posted by The IRC on November 11th, 2014
In this video, we take a look back at the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the world’s newest country, South Sudan. more »

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