Reference : V-P-SS-E-01047
Date : 08/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Deim Zubeir village. Portrait of two displaced twin sisters. Their family received food during an ICRC food and essential household items distribution.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Their mother has 11 children in total. 10 are with her in Deim Zubeir, while one is in Sudan.
“We had to leave from Raja because of the conflict. I don’t know where my husband is. I don’t know if he is alive or not, we had to leave without him. At the beginning, when we first arrived, life here was very difficult. Now we get some help from international organizations and it is a little better. Four of my children went to school in Raja, but they have not gone since we got here.
There’s no opportunity for that. The children play sometimes and they fetch water. They can carry the small jerrycans. The twins are very close to each other.”
On the 10th and 11th of August, the ICRC distributed emergency food supply to 1000 families in the village Deim Zubeir, located in the northwest of South Sudan. This is around 6000 people. According to local authorities, the village has around 54.000 people, including around 18.000 internally displaced people. Approximately one third of the people living in Deim Zubeir are displaced from Raja, Korogana and Sopo. Many of them arrived after clashes started in Raja in June 2016. New people also arrived after clashes in Raja in April 2017. A vast majority of the internally displaced people in Deim Zubeir has already moved due to the conflict, some up to three times. They came with close to nothing and the host community is sharing the little they have. The ICRC is assisting the host community with fishing nets. The ICRC has also rehabilitated a water point in the village.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour