‘We are not safe anywhere’

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  • Wednesday, 27 Sep 2023

A child suffering from measles and malnutrition recovers in a hospital in Renk, South Sudan — ©️2023 The New York Times Company

NYAMUT Gai lost everything four years ago when armed militias stormed through her village in South Sudan, a landlocked African country tormented by civil war, famine and flooding.

Desperate, she and her family fled almost 1,000km north across the border to Sudan, where she worked as a cleaner in the capital, Khartoum, and began to settle in. But then, a fierce war broke out in Sudan in mid-April between rival factions of the military, sending her packing yet again.

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