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South Sudan refugees in Uganda January 2014 | by EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation
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South Sudan refugees in Uganda January 2014

South Sudan's political crisis and subsequent fighting, which started in Juba over a month ago, has left in its wake almost half a million uprooted from their homes; thousands dead and scores injured. The escalating internal conflict and violence across many parts of the world's newest country, which gained independence almost three years ago, has pitted pro and anti government forces has also forced some 85,000 Southern Sudanese to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, roughly half of those in Uganda.

 

A team from the European Commission's Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), visited the northern border between South Sudan and Uganda, Elegu, where up to 2,500 Southern Sudanese are arriving daily as well as refugee reception centres and settlements in Adjumani in northern and Kiryandondo in central Uganda. ©EC/ECHO/Malini Morzaria

 

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Taken on January 15, 2014