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Lack of hope in South Sudan camps drives youth into gang crime

Having twice escaped the clutches of South Sudanese rebels who forced him to fight with them, Puok Barar, a grinning 16-year-old in rubber flip-flops decorated with the word “LOVE”, has already confronted many of his worst fears. But in the PoC3 camp for people uprooted by violence and conflict, encircled by a barbed-wire fence on the outskirts of the capital Juba, where Barar now lives, he is still afraid. His kidnappers may be far away, but inside the muddy…

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South Sudan suffering on ‘almost unimaginable scale’, warns UN relief chief

  Speaking in Geneva, Mark Lowcock, who is also UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that five years of civil war had left 7.1 million people, or more than half the country’s population, in need of humanitarian aid. Repeated negotiations have broken down to resolve fighting between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar, including recent peace talks in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, held under the auspices of the African regional forum, IGAD….

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The Healthy Dish Alek Wek Makes to Stay Energized

  The model and Goodwill Ambassador has been cooking this plant-based stew since her childhood in South Sudan In our series My Detox, T asks creative people to share the homemade recipes they count on to cleanse and refresh. Alek Wek likes her routines. The model, author, designer and Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees begins each day with a meditation, followed by a set of stretches and an hourlong run in the park near…

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