Yida refugee camp surges past 64,000 in South Sudan

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Refugees fleeing from the violence in North Sudan are crowding into the Yida refugee camp in South Sudan. Currently swollen beyond 64,000 people, each day the camp sees 500-1,000 new arrivals. Due to the rainy season, many are suffering from severe cases of diarrhea, malaria and malnutrition. Meanwhile, sanitation issues have caused increasing illness, and field hospitals report 95 percent of all patients are under the age five. So far, no food shortages have been reported, but the international aid community continues to struggle to provide basic medical assistance and proper sanitation.

Getty Images photographer Paula Bronstein reports back from inside the camp with the following emotional series of photographs beginning with her arrival on June 29.

FACTBOX-Sudan and South Sudan border tensions
2:31 p.m. EDT, June 19, 2012

June 19 (Reuters) – Former civil war foes Sudan and South Sudan are expected to resume security talks on June 21 after clashes in their contested borderlands and rows over oil payments continue to stoke tensions. Here is a look at the contentious border areas:

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