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Malakal, Upper Nile State 650 km from Juba, is under the controlled of rebels and defected SPLA soldiers loyal to former vice president Riek Machar in South Sudan
A South Sudanese woman rests on a bed together her son in a IDP camp for the Nuer ethnic group inside the UNMISS compound in Bor, South Sudan, on Thursday.
A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping camp for Nuer ethnic group in Juba, South Sudan. About 26,000 South Sudanese IDP’s from Nuer ethnic group are sheltered in a temporary camp inside the Unmiss compound. Nuer ID’s cannot leave the camp due to ethnic tensions with the Dinkas.
Children displaced by the fighting in Bor county stand on the side of a boat in the port in Minkaman in South Sudan on Wednesday
People unload their few belongings on Thursday at Minkammen, South Sudan. Hundreds of civilians fleeing violence in Bor region arrive at one of the many small ports that run alongside the camps in Awerial region, having crossed over the Nile River by night.
One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it after waking up in the morning in the town of Awerial, South Sudan. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area “is lined with thousands of people” waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is “is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far”. Read more
Residents of Abyei in Sudan celebrate after the results of a referendum showed that the disputed region had voted overwhelmingly to join South Sudan. Read more
Women wait to vote in a referendum at a school in the town of Abyei, part of a remote and disputed border region of the same name whose residents are pressing ahead with the poll on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area Read more