Thomson Reuters: Lack of hope in South Sudan camps drives youth into gang crime

Having twice escaped the clutches of South Sudanese rebels who forced him to fight with them, Puok Barar, a grinning 16-year-old in rubber flip-flops decorated with the word “LOVE”, has already confronted many of his worst fears.

But in the PoC3 camp for people uprooted by violence and conflict, encircled by a barbed-wire fence on the outskirts of the capital Juba, where Barar now lives, he is still afraid.

His kidnappers may be far away, but inside the muddy camp of ramshackle tents, youths his age prowl, attacking others.

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