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SUDAN-SOUTH SUDAN: Akec Tut, ‘We are depending on the leaves of the trees’ | IRIN Africa

NYINTAR, 4 April 2012 (IRIN) – Akec Tut is among 110,000 civilians who fled Abyei when the contested region on the border between Sudan and South Sudan was occupied by Khartoum’s troops in May 2011.

Too scared to return home with her five children, Tut has since been living about an hour’s drive south from Abyei, in Nyintar, a village in South Sudan, which gained independence in July 2011 and which, because of myriad internal armed conflicts, poor harvests and a closed border with Sudan, will only produce half the food it needs this year.

For more on this story, visit: IRIN Africa | SUDAN-SOUTH SUDAN: Akec Tut, “We are depending on the leaves of the trees” | Sudan | South Sudan | Conflict | Food Security | Governance.

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