South Sudan: After the Peace After more than 20 years of war, South Sudan is embarking on one of the largest development programs ever launched in Africa. Soon millions of refugees are expected to return to what is one of the least developed places on Earth.
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South Sudan: After the Peace

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South Sudan: After the Peace

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Sudanese villagers walk between three and seven hours to reach an airstrip in the Upper Nile region where aid agencies drop emergency food rations. Jason Beaubien, NPR hide caption

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Sudan has Africa's second largest cattle herd after Ethiopia. Cattle camps like this one are the nighttime home for hundreds of cattle. Robbert van Lanschot hide caption

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Sudan has Africa's second largest cattle herd after Ethiopia. Cattle camps like this one are the nighttime home for hundreds of cattle.

Robbert van Lanschot

After more than 20 years of war, South Sudan is embarking on one of the largest development programs ever launched in Africa. The leaders of the Sudanese People's Liberation Army and the government in Khartoum signed a peace deal earlier this year to end Sudan's civil war.

Now international donors have pledged $4.5 billion in aid to the devastated area. In the coming months, millions of Sudanese who fled the fighting are expected to return to what is one of the least developed places on Earth.