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It was early August when Pryvthyva’s mom told me – an outsider - her dramatic story. We had stopped by the local village health post as part of an inter-agency tour of earthquake affected communities to see how people are coping almost 4 months later.
Privthyva was born April 25th - an hour after the earthquake. Photo credit: Anthony Scoggins, Oxfam Canada.

Civilians need peace urgently as talks face further delay

The people of South Sudan need and deserve an immediate cessation of hostilities and lasting peace for any hope of sustainable development for the country.
Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. Fighting has forced millions of people from their homes, and thousands of children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid. Photo credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

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Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan. Photo credit: Simon Rawles/Oxfam
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