Reference : V-P-SS-E-00012
Date : 03/2012
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Near Agok, village of Nyintar. A boy gathers groundnuts during an ICRC seed distribution to displaced people. The ICRC also provides them with agricultural tools and food.
Photographer : STODDART, Tom
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description : Approximately 15,000 people displaced by fighing in May 2011 were given sesame, groundnuts and sorghum seed, plus tools for tilling and some food as seed protection.

ICRC website, Operational Update, 16-05-2012

South Sudan: thousands displaced as fighting escalates

Since the beginning of the year, the ICRC has stepped up its efforts to respond to mounting humanitarian needs in South Sudan. In early April, needs increased further when hostilities erupted along the border with Sudan. The ICRC is striving to help people affected by armed violence in South Sudan.


Assisting conflict-affected people
The ICRC works closely with the South Sudan Red Cross to ensure that aid reaches people suffering from armed conflict, especially in extremely remote areas where few other humanitarian organizations are present.

The ICRC distributed in early April seed, agricultural tools and food distributions to nearly 25,000 people, including over 15,000 people around Agok, a town in the southern part of the disputed Abyei area. This aid, provided in advance of the planting season, should ensure adequate harvests in August and restore a degree of self-sufficiency to families affected by conflict.


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Orientation : portrait
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