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Going to School Instead of Dodging Bombs - Refugees in South Sudan

Currently close to 500 people are arriving at the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan each day. The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR says over 63,000 individuals are crowded into a camp originally built to accomodate 15,000.

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The refugees are fleeing from conflict in the Sudanese province of South Kordofan. Some walk for days or even weeks to reach the camp. Many are young children who come to Yida on their own. We meet one of them: a 14-year-old girl named Ayub who has no idea what's happened to her parents.