My colleagues and I made
our way to the compound of a Member of Parliament in the country’s
troubled Jonglei state. We were there to meet with several people who
had sought refuge from violence in the town of Pibor. People like Mary.
South Sudan’s Yida camp is not classified as a “refugee camp,” but rather a “transit center.”
In spite of this distinction, the 70,000 refugees who have settled here – some
for more than a year – are developing their own permanent structures.
Dr. Seri, a Syrian refugee, frequently makes runs across the border to deliver medical supplies. Many doctors have fled Syria to seek work and pay. Providing modest salaries to medical professionals inside the country is urgently needed.
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