LINING UP: South Sudanese refugees waited in line for food at a refugee camp in Adjumani, Uganda, Friday. The president of neighboring Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, recently admitted that he is helping South Sudan President Salva Kiir fight rebel forces.
Getty Images reports: Yida refugee camp in South Sudan grows each day and now has swollen to 64,317, as the refugees continue to flee from South Kordofan in North Sudan. The numbers of refugees arriving from North Sudan vary from 500 to 1,000 a day.
Many new arrivals walked from 3 to 5 days to reach the camp without food. The rainy season has increased the numbers suffering from diarrhea and severe malnutrition and 95% of the field hospitals’ patients are children under the age of five. link
Today, photographer Andrea Bruce was awarded the $20,000 Chris Hondros Fund Award, created in memory of the late photojournalist in order to assist photographers pursuing their projects.
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In January this year, I crossed over from Yida refugee camp situated on the border between South Sudan and Sudan, into the Nuba Mountains in Southern Kordofan; a state roughly the size of France. I went to meet the Sudanese People Liberation Army – Northern Sector (SPLA-N), a rebel army that have been fighting a war with the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) since June 2011. All the international media, NGO’s and aid agencies that pulled out then have yet to return. link
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First war, now starvation. A famine in Somalia could kill as many 750,000 people, while much-needed food is turned away by the Islamist Al-Shabab. Hundreds of thousands have fled to the world’s largest refugee camp at Dadaab, Kenya, where hunger and dehydration are also now rampant.
Jan Grarup of Noor Images captured pictures of the influx of refugees arriving at Ethiopia’s Dollo Ado camp this October. In the area around the border city of Dollo Ado between Somalia and Ethiopia, four large refugee camps – Hilaweyn, Kobe, Malkadida and Bokomayo – are extremely overcrowded, hosting more than 120,000 refugees. A fifth camp is under construction to deal with the big influx of people arriving daily. ….LINK
CREDIT: JAN GRARUP | NOOR
The droughts affecting the Horn of Africa since July 2011 are labelled by the UN as the worst ones in over half a century, they put an estimated 12 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia in need of relief.