Title: #SouthSudan, a visit to Bentiu UN refugees camp as food crisis in the country worsen.
Subject: Sout Sudan, mass displacement of people after decades of civil wars.
Source: NPR, full page: (LINK). Via Instagram.
Code: [ SOC ]
A plane flies over the U.N. Protection of Civilians Site near Bentiu, South Sudan, home to more than 120,000 people who have sought refuge from the civil war. The ditches in the middle of the camp were dug to prevent massive flooding, which occurred in 2014. The site is the largest of six U.N.-run displaced persons camps in the country. When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, there was great optimism both inside and outside of the country that it was putting its deeply troubled past behind it. For generations, the South Sudanese had been terrorized by rebel armies and repressive government soldiers. At independence, South Sudan was one of the poorest nations in sub-Saharan Africa but also one of its most oil-rich. Aid groups and the U.N. warn that the country is now on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis. Follow our profile link for the full story. (Credit: David Gilkey/NPR) #southsudan #msf
Keywords: Society; Wars; Poverty; Migrants; South Sudan.