South Sudanese refugees wait for food in the Kule refugee camp near the Pagak Border Entry point in the Gambella Region, Ethiopia, on March 18, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/Solan Gemechu)
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Paul Kuon's escape from his war-torn nation was the most brutal of journeys, with the South Sudanese rebel fighter forced to dodge gunfire as he trekked with his wife and two young children.Kuon is leaving his family behind in the camp to return to a bloody civil war in the world's youngest nation, in which thousands have already been killed.South Sudan's government has been at war with rebel groups since Dec. 15, when a clash between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those backing sacked Vice President Riek Machar descended into full-scale fighting.Ethiopia could receive up to 300,000 refugees in total, U.N. refugee agency chief in the country, Moses Okello said.The U.N. estimates that $350 million (251 million euros) will be needed to respond to the South Sudan refugee crisis by the end of the year. South Sudan was born less than three years ago, splitting from the rump of Sudan after more than five decades of on-off civil war.
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