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Members of the United Methodist Women in Yei, Southern Sudan, pray in a circle after working together to prepare a plot of land for planting vegetables--all part of a food security project for the group. Many of them widows, the women live precariously but at peace after having returned from refugee camps in neighboring Uganda and the Congo in recent years. A 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement laid the foundations for peace in Sudan's south after decades of war. NOTE: In July 2011, Southern Sudan became the independent country of South Sudan