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North Sudanese refugees moved due to flooding

Sudanese refugees crowd into a truck heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 15, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
Sudanese refugees crowd into a truck heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 15, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
A sick Sudanese girl waits for transport to the MSF (Doctors Without Borders) field hospital on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
A sick Sudanese girl waits for transport to the MSF (Doctors Without Borders) field hospital on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.

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Up to 16,000 refugees are being moved due to flooding in the Jamam refugee camp in South Sudan. The rainy season has caused problems with flooded fields around the tents. The Jamam refugee camp is approximately 50 miles from the border of North Sudan and there are currently three refugee camps in the Upper Nile area housing 107,000 refugees from the Engassana region coming from North Sudan.

Over the past year repeated conflict with North Sudan, corruption scandals and economic difficulties have plagued the new country. Further problems caused by the shutdown of its oil production have led to a sharp decline in its currency and a rise in the price of food and fuel.

A camp sits near mud and water, a constant problem in the refugee camp, while many are moved to a different location on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
A camp sits near mud and water, a constant problem in the refugee camp, while many are moved to a different location on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.

Sudanese refugees are directed by a UNHCR staff to a medical checkup area before heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
Sudanese refugees are directed by a UNHCR staff to a medical checkup area before heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.

A Sudanese girl rests outside her tent as her mother stands nearby on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
A Sudanese girl rests outside her tent as her mother stands nearby on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.

Sinara holds her grandson Karum Bashir while his mother is away getting water on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
Sinara holds her grandson Karum Bashir while his mother is away getting water on July 16, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.

Sudanese refugees wait in line to get a medical check before heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 15, 2012 in the Jamam camp of South Sudan.
Sudanese refugees wait in line to get a medical check before heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 15, 2012 in the Jamam camp of South Sudan.

Sudanese refugees crowd into a truck heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 15, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.
Sudanese refugees crowd into a truck heading to the Batil refugee camp on July 15, 2012 in the Jamam refugee camp of South Sudan.

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