People waved the national flags of South Sudan during a peace ceremony in the capital city of Juba last Thursday. South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to Juba after two years of exile, saying he had come bearing a message of peace.
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Jacob Atem, who fled Sudan as a boy, was one of the storytellers at "Stoop Stories," a Baltimore event. Atem talked about his life as a "Lost Boy" and what happened when he settled in Michigan — like the time his foster mom grounded him just for wanting to punch a kid who'd insulted him.
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Evan Atar Adaha, surgeon and medical director at a hospital in South Sudan, accepts the U.N.'s Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, on October 1. His wife, Angela Atar, is at right.
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South Sudanese soldiers listened to the verdict being delivered at their trial on Thursday. A military judge found 10 soldiers guilty of rape and murder during a violent attack at the Terrain Hotel in Juba in 2016.
U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a group of Central American asylum seekers to remove hair bands and wedding rings before taking them into custody on June 12, near McAllen, Texas.
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In South Sudan, the staff of Doctors Without Borders has newly devised "runaway bags," filled with medical supplies so the health workers can provide care if people have to flee because of conflict.
A Sudanese nurse prepares an inoculation against measles. In the case of the children who died or were sickened from the vaccine, untrained personnel administered it.
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Families wait in line as the World Food Program prepares to deliver food aid at the Bidi Bidi refugee camp on Feb. 22 in Arua, Uganda. The continued flow of refugees from South Sudan has pushed the camp's population to more than 270,000.
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Leya Jogo, in white, was a widowed grade-school teacher in South Sudan before her village was attacked and she ran for her life. Now, like thousands of her neighbors, she spends every day searching for water for herself and her family.
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Acutely malnourished child Sacdiyo Mohamed, 9 months old, is treated at Banadir hospital in Somalia on Saturday. Somalia's government has declared the drought there a national disaster.
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