Photo Essay

Kule 2 Refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Kule refugee camp in Ethiopia

South Sudanese refugees continue to arrive in Gambella, Ethiopia, fleeing their homes because of the violence, and walking for days seeking safe shelter and food. By the end of June between 600-800 refugees were arriving at Burubiey transit camp each day, an increase from the 100-300 daily arrivals in previous weeks. Currently over 140,000 South Sudanese refugees are in Gambella since the outbreak of the current conflict in December 2013.

Gambella's main refugee camps remain crowded. Plans are underway to expand the new refugee camps of Kule 1 and 2, which have registered 51,476 and 37,287 refugees respectively. The old Leitchuor camp holds an additional 47,469 refugees.

10 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Powerful essay, the images are riveting.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    Well done! Excellent work

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (18 Jul 2014):

    a masterful series--I haven't been this moved in years

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone   said (18 Jul 2014):

    There are no words to describe these pictures.
    are moved.

  • Shayla Simmons

    Shayla Simmons   gave props (20 Jul 2014):

    Congrats on getting Story of the Week!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone   said (20 Jul 2014):

    Congrats on getting Story of the Week!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (22 Jul 2014):

    Congrat's Richard!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (23 Jul 2014):

    Congrats! Heart breaking and powerful story! Hope the world changes for good...love your work!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Jul 2014):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (25 Jul 2014):

    outstanding shots.....Congrats!!!

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