Worsening food crisis in South Sudan’s swamplands

AFP PHOTO/JM LOPEZ

Internally displaced persons cross the Nile river to get to Minkamman, on March 1, 2014.

Worsening food crisis in South Sudan’s swamplands


NYAL (UNITY STATE), 3 March 2014 (IRIN) - In the vast swamplands of South Sudan’s Sudd region, tens of thousands of recently displaced people (IDPs) are living with little food and no sanitation facilities on inaccessible islands, according to local officials. They fled after attackers, allegedly from Rumbek (Lakes State in central South Sudan), swarmed across the county burning houses and raiding cattle on 7 February. 

Flying over the county headquarters of Panyjiar in southern Unity St...


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