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Reference : V-P-SS-E-00798
Date : 30/06/2016
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Wau, clinic of the South Sudan Red Cross Society. Employees of the national society help the displaced persons. Christina raises awareness on how to maintain hygiene in difficult conditions.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Christina says: "When the violence started I came to the Red Cross compound with my little daughter. We still can’t return home. We need safety. You can even survive without food, but the most important thing is safety."
When fights erupted in the town of Wau last week, thousands of people fled their houses searching for safety. While South Sudan Red Cross Society employees work hard to help those who need it most, many of them were themselves affected by the violence.
Armed clashes that started on June 24 and escalated the following day forced thousands of people in the town of Wau to flee. While the situation has remained relatively calm over the last week, most of the displaced don't feel safe enough to return to their homes: some are staying in large groups in places like churches and schools while the majority is scattered across various displacement sites outside the town.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3840x3840
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour