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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. AKUOT CHOL/Akuot Chol/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Brennen Jensen for NPR hide caption

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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. Cyril Zingaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. AP hide caption

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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. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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A World Food Programme worker stands next to aid parcels that will be distributed to South Sudanese refugees at the airport in Sudan's North Kordofan state. Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why It's So Hard To Stop The World's Looming Famines

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The Bentiu displaced persons camp in South Sudan holds more than 100,000 people who fled fighting in the country's 4-year-old civil war. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Unhappy Anniversary, South Sudan

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I Spent 4 Days In Jail In South Sudan. I Won't Stop Reporting On The Crisis There

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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. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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As Thousands Flee South Sudan, Ugandan Refugee Camp Becomes World's Largest

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