South Sudan mother's "dream and hope" of peace, 5 years on

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Refugee mothers and their babies from South Sudan queue at a health centre located near the Nyumanzi refugee camp, north of Adjumani town in northern Uganda. Photo: UNICEF/Charles-Martin Jjuuko

One mother from South Sudan has been speaking of her "dream and hope" of a peaceful nation at last, five years on from the country's independence.

The world's newest nation has begun the process of recovery from a brutal civil war that killed tens of thousands; has left nearly 5 million without enough food and displaced more than two million.

More than 700,000 are refugees in neighbouring countries.

One mother who hopes to return home now, has been living under UN protection for more than two years.

She's been telling Jacob Ruai what independence meant to her and her family, and how she hopes for a brighter future now.

Duration: 2'31"

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