The Most Important Thing: Sudanese Refugees (8/15)

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Noora, who doesn't know her age, stands inside of her makeshift shelter in Doro refugee camp, Maban County, South Sudan on August 5th, 2012.  A month before, Noora and her three children fled from the fighting in their home village of Mayak in Sudan's Blue Nile State that killed her husband and left the children orpahaned...The most important object that she was able to bring with her is the wooden basket that he holds, as it allowed her to carry her one year old son, Sabit Idris, atop her head during their four-day journey to South Sudan.  Meanwhile, Noora's two year old daughter Hanan and three year old son Nguma made the journey on their own feet.  The children are all currently malnourished, and Noora has to leave them for much of each day in order to earn money by fetching and selling water to better off refugees...Note: Pictured refugees hold the most important single item which they carried with them from Blue Nile.  The photographer's intent is to follow up and complete a matching series in several months to see what the most important item in their new lives is.
Noora, who doesn't know her age, stands inside of her makeshift shelter in Doro refugee camp, Maban County, South Sudan on August 5th, 2012. A month before, Noora and her three children fled from the fighting in their home village of Mayak in Sudan's Blue Nile State that killed her husband and left the children orpahaned...The most important object that she was able to bring with her is the wooden basket that he holds, as it allowed her to carry her one year old son, Sabit Idris, atop her...
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