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This woman spoke about how she had been visiting her sister in Juba when the fighting broke out, and had been unable to return home. To make matters worse, she had left her older children behind in her village, because she thought it would just be a short trip. She had not seen them in nearly a year. As I was interviewing her, she kept a very resigned, unsmiling, faraway look on her face, which can be seen in the previous post. But when we finished, my translator asked her what village she was from. When she told him, he pulled out his phone. “I’ve just been to your hometown on an aid mission,” he said, “I can show you photos.” As he scrolled through photos of her village, her expression suddenly changed.

(Tongping Internally Displaced Persons Site, Juba, South Sudan)

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Rubble bucket challenge hopes to draw attention to Gaza conflict

This new version, which was started by Palestinian journalist Ayman al Aloul, uses rubble from demolished buildings instead.

‘I have to do something and to send a message all over the world about Gaza,’ he said in the video before having the rocks poured over him.

Israel and Palestine have now agreed an Egyptian-brokered plan to end the fighting in Gaza after 50 days of combat.

More than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and five civilians in Israel were killed.



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