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South Sudan in conflict

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Ayak Yangalis disembarks from a boat that has brought her back home to Bor, a city in South Sudan's Jonglei State that has been the scene of fierce fighting in recent months between the country's military and anti-government rebels. After fighting broke out in mid December 2013, control of the town changed hands four times in a few weeks. ACT Alliance members were among the first humanitarian agencies to enter the city in January 2014, and are providing services to thousands of people who are cautiously returning home to the troubled city. Yangalis, who said she doesn't know her age, crossed the While Nile River to Awerial to escape the violence, but came home--despite knowing that her house was burned--after hearing that the ACT Alliance had begun distributing shelter material and other household items to returning families.