A woman breastfeeds her child at a school near a polling station during a referendum in the town of Abyei on October 27, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region pressed ahead with their own referendum on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area.
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Jada Djoma (35) mother of 7, lived in Dandur, government controlled area. She escaped after fighting erupted between SPLA-N and SAF.
In Dandur, she was raped 4 times by the SAF soldiers.
'It happens to girls, SAF soldiers'd tell them not to tell anyone or they would kill her.'
Her sister was taken to prison and tortured. She was then sent to Kurkul, and she hasn’t heard from her since.
She is missing three of her children, who were with her in Dandur, they ran away in the bush during the fighting, she doesn’t know where they went.
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Abyei, straddling the border between Sudan and South Sudan, is claimed by both sides, which fought one of Africa’s longest civil wars. Since South Sudan’s secession in 2011 after an independence vote, both countries have been unable to decide on the ownership of Abyei, which is inhabited by the Dinka tribe allied to South Sudan and the Misseriya, an Arab tribe following Sudan.
Pictures taken by Andreea Campeanu/Reuters
World’s Largest Refugee Camps
The fighting in Syria has forced more than 2 million people out of the country and into refugee camps. Here are the 10 most populous U.N. refugee settlements in the world. Numbers based on the latest data available from UNHRC as of Sept. 2, 2013. (via)
Above : A child stands in front of her home at a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, 2011. (Schalk van Zuydam/AP)
1. Dadaab, Kenya
A complex of five camps hosts 402,361 people, mostly from neighbouring Somalia. Here, boys fetch water from a puddle at the camp in 2011. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)
2. Dollo Ado, Ethiopia
A complex of five camps hosts 198,462 people, mostly Somalis fleeing drought and famine in their home country. (Luc van Kemenade/AP)
3. Kakuma, Kenya
A total 124,814 Somali and Sudanese refugees live in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. Here, refugees from South Sudan gather at registration centre of refugee camp in Kakuma. (Reuters)
4. Al Zaatri, Jordan
Hosts about 122,723 Syrian refugees. Almost 5,000 citizens a day on average are flowing out of Syria. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
5. Jabalia, Gaza Strip
Nearly 110,000 Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip refugee camp. Here, a Palestinian family sit outside their home in the Jabalia refugee camp in 2013. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
6. Mbera, Mauritania
A total 75,261 refugees, mostly fleeing the conflict in northern Mali, occupy the refugee camp in Mbera. Here, it is in 2012. (Joe Penney/Reuters)
7. Yida, South Sudan
A total 70,095 people mostly from Sudan live in the Yida camp, in the newly independent South Sudan. Here, a mother and daughter from South Kordofan, Sudan, at a feeding center for the acutely malnourished in the Yida refugee camp in 2012. (Pete Muller/AP)
8. Nakivale, Uganda
A total 68,996 refugees live in the Nakivale settlement. Here, a Rwandan refugee cleans beans at the camp in 2009. (Walter Astrada/AFP/Getty Images)
9. Nyarugusu, Tanzania
A total 68,197 people, mostly Burundians and Congolese, reside at the camp in Kasulu, northwest Tanzania. Here, children walk out of their classroom at the camp in 2010. (Frank Nyakairu/Reuters)
10. Tamil Nadu state, India
Some 66,700 Sri Lankan refugees live in more than a hundred camps on the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. About 34,000 more live outside the camps. Here, a girl at a camp outside Chennai, India. (Ami Vitale/Getty Images)
In Yuai, #SouthSudan, the youth from the Lou Nuer tribe are on their way back from cattle raiding in Pibor County. After weeks in the bush, they spend a few days in the village to celebrate their coming back. On the agenda, alcohol, gun shots, and cigarets, before heading back to their village
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