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The Cost of War

CARE has been operating in Southern Sudan since 1993, providing humanitarian relief to internally displaced people in Western Equatoria, Jonglei State, and Upper Nile. The ongoing civil war and the 700% inflation rate has led to widespread insecurity, hunger, and exploitation of women and girls. 1.6 million people are currently displaced and 5.1 million people are in need of aid. CARE is working in Health, Nutrition, Food and Security, Livelihoods, Peace Building and Gender.  

The images above were captured in and around Mankien, Unity State, South Sudan during November 2016. The family’s featured had been displaced in fighting two years ago, and for many had fled unusually high flooding from this seasons rains which destroyed both homes and crops. While we were there military defections occurred with the fear of conflict reigniting in the coming months.

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Client: CARE
Location: South Sudan
Photographer: Josh Estey