South Sudanese refugee Elizabeth Aguek Lino, 16, cries as she recounts how her father and eldest brother were shot and killed as she ran away from the fighting. She sits with her 14 year old twin brothers Simon and Jacob at the new arrivals centre in Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Settlement on the Kenya-South Sudan border. They walked with their mother Adut Akot Ker, 44 for 21 days to get to Kakuma from Juba in South Sudan. They are tramatised.
Since December 2013, brutal conflict in South Sudan has claimed thousands of lives and driven nearly four million people from their homes. While many remain displaced inside the country, more than two million have fled to neighbouring countries in a desperate bid to reach safety. As of October 31, 2017 Kenya had 111, 892 refugees from South Sudan. By December 2018 UN Refugee Agency @refugees projects that Kenya will have 140,000 refugees from South Sudan.
This is part of a special series from me, Georgina Goodwin @ggkenya, taking over the @Refugees instagram channel. I'll be sharing some of my images this week from my work with UNHCR as we continue to highlight the on-going refugee crisis in the Horn of Africa and Africa's Great Lakes region.
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