Runaways on the brink
IDP Camp, Unity State, 2014
Bentiu occupies a grimly unique position within recent South Sudanese history. In 2014, the town was the sight of a massacre, one of the worst atrocities of the civil war. Rebel forces killed hundreds of civilians and used public radio broadcasts to encourage the rape of women of different ethnicities, later releasing a statement that boasted of ‘mopping and cleaning-up operations’.
A beacon of hope
Bentiu, Unity State, 2014
The hospital set up by the international NGO CARE provides health care to thousands of Yida residents who remain isolated since the civil war started in the country in December 2013.Paryang’s hospital has become a beacon of hope for thousands of Upper Nile State residents with no access to health facilities due to the isolation caused by the heavy fighting in the oil- rich region. South Sudan faces three concurrent ongoing crises.