BLACK VOICES

South Sudan's Nuba Refugees Strive For Independence – In Pictures

YIDA REFUGEE CAMP, SOUTH SUDAN - JULY 2: Asimara, 3, sits on the ground with her family without shelter after arriving at Yid
YIDA REFUGEE CAMP, SOUTH SUDAN - JULY 2: Asimara, 3, sits on the ground with her family without shelter after arriving at Yida refugee camp July 2, 2012 in Jaw, South Sudan. Many refugees have been walking for 4 to 5 days to get to Yida refugee camp from the Nuba mountain region where they have no food and are fleeing the on-going conflict. Yida refugee camp has swollen to nearly 60,000, as the refugees flee from South Kordofan in North Sudan with new arrivals at 300-600 a day. The rainy season has increased the numbers of sick children suffering from Diarrhea and severe malnutrition as the international aid community struggles to provide basic assistance to the growing population, most have arrived with only the clothes they are wearing. Many new arrivals walked from 5 days up to 2 weeks or more to reach the camp. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

About 4,000 refugees from villages in the Nuba mountains are living on a small settlement near Kodok, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. Conditions in the displacement camp, which is situated close to areas where civil war continues, are hard, with food scarce, schooling patchy and drinking water hard to come by.

testPromoTitleReplace testPromoDekReplace Join HuffPost Today! No thanks.

Read more on The Guardian

CONVERSATIONS