South Sudan, the newest country in the world, is also one of the poorest and it's currently facing a number of internal problems: a fratricidal civil war since December 2013, a huge hyperinflation, unprecedented outbreaks of malaria and cholera, a high rate of malnutrition and more the 50% of children out of the school. However, the country currently hosts more than 260,000 refugees, basically from Sudan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.
The northern border with Sudan is one of the most active. Everyday, more than 100 asylum seekers pass the border every day. Many of them are young Sudanese who flee the war in Darfur and South Kordofan and they expect to receive better education and health care as asylees. Once they reach the South Sudanese territory, they request the asylum status to the Government and are relocated by UNHCR to a refugee camp in Ajuong Thok, where they receive medical and educational assistance. However, there are also many of them who prefer to live in "informal" settlements and do their own business and deal with many armed groups that transit the area.