The Most Important Thing: Sudanese Refugees (6/15)

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Asha Babur, 28, poses for a portrait in Jamam refugee camp in Maban County, South Sudan on August 8th, 2012.  In September, 2011 war came to her village of Soda, in Sudan's Blue Nile State.  She and her family weathered aerial bombing raids for months, but decided it was time to flee when gun battles erupted in their village...The most important things that Asha was able to bring with her are the bracelets, or "kubasha," that she holds in this photograph.  "I couldn't carry anything with me.  I just ran with what I was wearing.  Everything I have now I bought in Jamam, except these bracelets, which are the only beautiful things I have from home."..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.
Asha Babur, 28, poses for a portrait in Jamam refugee camp in Maban County, South Sudan on August 8th, 2012. In September, 2011 war came to her village of Soda, in Sudan's Blue Nile State. She and her family weathered aerial bombing raids for months, but decided it was time to flee when gun battles erupted in their village...The most important things that Asha was able to bring with her are the bracelets, or "kubasha," that she holds in this photograph. "I couldn't carry...
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