Reference : V-P-SS-E-00657
Date : 28/05/2014
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Unity State, Leer. ICRC airdrop to deliver much of the planned food, seeds and possibly other assistance throughout the upcoming rainy season.
Photographer : ZOCHERMAN, Jacob
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : In South Sudan, the ICRC started airdropping in the end of April 2014. This is now a regular, continuous method (several flights a week) being used by the ICRC to deliver aid, especially during the rainy season due to the impossibility to deliver by road or to land planes on airstrips that have turned into mud. Airdropping is an exceptional measure used by the ICRC when other logistical means to deliver humanitarian aid cannot meet the need. Airdropping was selected as a method for South Sudan due to a number of factors. The needs in South Sudan are immense, the situation is very volatile due to ongoing fighting, and a large volume of aid needs to be delivered in many different places, with very poor road conditions and coverage.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4256x2832
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour