31 May '18, 9am

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There is no shortage of victims in South Sudan's civil war. But few suffer more than the handicapped. Nyamet was seven years old when soldiers attacked her town. Most of the population had hurriedly left, abandoning the elderly, blind and disabled -- like Nyamet, afflicted by cerebral palsy -- to the mercy of the armed men. They showed none. "They killed them," said Nyamet's mother, who had remained behind with her daughter. "That's when we started running," she added, recalling how she fled with the child in her arms. Four years later, the family lives in a squalid, congested camp for over 7,000 of South Sudan's millions of uprooted, in the capital Juba. Nyamet spends most days lying on a mat outside a tin-roofed shack on one of Mahad camp's muddy paths. "I sometimes play under the mango tree, but I mainly do nothing," said Nyamet. Two hundred people with disabilities liv...

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