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Sudanese refugees

Rayna, 10, from southern Sudan, is living at an Israeli shelter with more than 150 other refugees. The flow of refugees was small initially, and Israel would jail the men and place the women and children in shelters while their asylum cases were considered. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A group of Sudanese from South Sudan are living at a shelter in Northern Israel. They say they have had the same religious and cultural repression as those from Darfur. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A Sudanese refugee living on a kibbutz in Northern Israel faces being sent back to Egypt since the Israeli government’s decision. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
52-year-old Nyabolin is a Sudanese refugee living in a shelter in Northern Israel. The refugees may soon be sent back to Egypt where they crossed into Israel. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A young Sudanese girl of the Dinka tribe wears the traditional beaded bracelet around her ankle. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
2 1/2-year-old Fone is held as she cries at a shelter in North Israel. Her mother says she and her daughter were beaten by Egyptian police after being caught attempting to cross over the border into Isarel. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A man from Southern Sudan joins in prayer at a shelter in Israel where more than 150 refugees have been staying. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)