South Sudan, Photo Essay, Hunger Crisis, Action Against Hunger

Our work in South Sudan in photos

Ongoing insecurity, high food prices and major food deficits are pushing large numbers of already vulnerable people in South Sudan over the edge

By Action Against Hunger

Jul 12 2016

South Sudan at 5 years old

"The world is literally standing by and watching South Sudan sink,” said Action Against Hunger's Andrea Tamburini. “The time for talk is over. The humanitarian situation has headed toward a point of no return. Failure is not an option. We call upon the international community to take action—today—to mobilise funding and prioritise supply pipelines and diplomacy to put an end to this crisis.” 

 

22-year-old Agauwol Akec, a sustenance farmer and mother of five children, collects weeds and branches to build a hut for a neighbor in the hopes of getting paid in a small amount of cash or food, in her home village of Yargot, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan on May 7th, 2016.

 

Agauwol fetches water from a well refurbished by Action Against Hunger, in her home village on May 2nd, 2016.

 

Agauwol walks home after fetching water from a well refurbished by Action Against on May 2nd, 2016.

 

An Action Against Hunger Surveillance Emergency Team (SET) team member measures the height of a child during a SMART survey to assess malnutrition in rural Unity State, South Sudan, on April 24, 2016.

 

Our  Surveillance Emergency Team programme manager Chris Coffey oversees his team’s operations during a SMART survey to assess malnutrition in Unity State on April 24, 2016.

 

A  Surveillance Emergency Team team member asks demographic questions to a villager during a SMART survey to assess malnutrition in Unity State on April 24, 2016. 

 

 Villagers wait to answer SET demographic questionnaires in Unity State on April 24, 2016.

 

An Action Against Hunger community nutrition worker measures the mid-upper arm circumference of a severely undernourished child during screenings at our Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP) in the village of Yargot on May 7th, 2016.

 

Six-year-old Deng Ngarmang, son of 20-year-old sustenance farmer and mother of three Alol Guer, stayed in her shelter while her neighbour Agauwol Akec helped her build her hut in Yargot on April 30th, 2016.

 

An Action Against Hunger nurse reviews the health files of an undernourished child, currently a patient at our stabilisation centre in Malualkon, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan, on May 8th, 2016.


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All photos: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger