Reference : V-P-SS-E-00953
Date : 25/06/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Central Equatoria, Rokon. Portrait of a 42 years old man during a seeds, tools and food distribution for displaced people and local communities. This distribution is co-organized by the ICRC and the South Sudan Red Cross Society.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Keyword : PORTRAIT
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The man talks about his cap that he got after fighting hernia, he got surgery and survived: “I was operated for hernia and I won the battle, so I
decided to get this cap for myself. Sometimes the wound is very painful and I have to do a lot of heavy lifting, but I hope this distribution can help us. I have seven children and they were all very happy when I survived after the operation. My youngest is 1,5 years old and the oldest is 12. I bought this cap in Juba”.

Around 13.000 people were provided with seeds, tools and food in Rokon, central Equatoria. The host communities of this area are experiencing increased tension and pressure, following an influx of displaced people after fights in the region.
Equatoria is traditionally a rich part of South Sudan, with a farming population. The intensification of the conflict have left many persons unable to farm their land and many have also lost their belongings while fleeing. The ICRC therefore focuses mainly on the distribution seeds and tools to displaced persons and host communities, to allow people to get back to farming. In addition to this, they are also given protection rations of food in order to have something to eat before they can harvest their crops.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour