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Reference : V-P-SS-E-00783
Date : 15/12/2015
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Unity State, Leer Town. Food assistance programme. Thousands of people from surrounding villages are gathered to receive food during a drop operation done by an ICRC plane.
Photographer : LAYAL, Horanieh
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Over 30,000 people gathered from villages neighboring Leer town, hoping desperately to receive food assistance. These communities have lost their coping mechanisms (access to their crops, their cattle etc.) Food insecurity, hunger and despair are a reflection of the reality for people in Southern Unity and their reliance on food assistance is a matter of survival. Some have walked up to 3 days to ensure they make it on time for the distribution and are spending the night in Leer town, setting up temporary camp, while waiting to get their share.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3137x2390
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour