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Loved ones lost as families flee violence in South Sudan

One month after hundreds died in fighting between government and opposition forces in Juba, South Sudan, thousands of families continue to shelter in UN displacement sites. Many are still searching for children or parents lost in the panic that gripped the city. UNICEF has registered 333 separated children and has so far reunited 45 with their caregivers. But even for those families now back together, the physical and psychological wounds inflicted by the insecurity continue to be felt.

The European Commission supports UNICEF's child protection activities and dozens of other partners' work to deliver emergency aid in a country where the humanitarian needs have never been higher.

Find out more about EU humanitarian aid in South Sudan.

Text and photos by Albert González Farran for UNICEF

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