Two years after its independence in 2011, South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, faced an internal conflict opposing different ethnic groups struggling for power, resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of Internally Displaced Persons. Strategies of predation, consisting of looting cattle’s and harvest, led to a high level of insecurity all over the country.

In 2016, Wau, the third-largest town in South Sudan, was hit by violence between different ethnicities which used to cohabitate well together. Thousands of people fled their homes and sought refuge in the POC (Protection Of Civilians Site), protected by United Nations forces. Some NGOs, such as the Johanniter International Assistance put in place some medical structures to help this affected population.

The region of Jonglei was also particularly hit by ethnic violence, leading to a lack of health and educational structures. The John Dau Foundation is working in this remote part of South Sudan.

The FEED project, implemented by World Vision, Care and Oxfam, put in place an agriculture development program in different parts of the country, helping the local population to reach food safety.

Since 2017, I have been commissioned to document these various projects, to communicate about the challenges linked to the implementation of these programs, and also to highlight the positive impacts of their efforts.