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South Sudan 2017

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Sister Raquel Peralta, a Catholic nun from Paraguay, hugs a girl in a camp for more than 5,000 displaced people in Riimenze, in South Sudan's Gbudwe State, what was formerly Western Equatoria. Families here were displaced at the beginning of 2017 as fighting between government soldiers and rebels escalated.<br />
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Peralta is a member of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, and works in South Sudan as part of Solidarity with South Sudan, an international network of Catholic groups working in the newly independent country. Solidarity and Caritas Austria have both supported efforts by the diocese to ensure that the displaced families here have food, shelter and water.