Reference : V-P-SS-E-01057
Date : 08/2017
Country/Region : SOUTH SUDAN
Caption : Deim Zubeir village. Portrait of a woman who is breastfeeding her baby during an ICRC food and essential household items distribution.
Photographer : MORTVEDT, Mari Aftret
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “Security here is good, but we only have leaves to eat. In Raja, there was fighting and we had to leave by foot. We started walking, but were able to find transportation with a car on the way and we came after two days. I’m happy today, because I will go home and cook food for my children”, she says.

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. The ICRC has previously distributed items like tarpaulins, clothes, blankets, mosquito nets, sleeping mats, cooking sets, jerry cans, buckets and soap. This was distributed to 700 families (4200 people) in July 2017, targeting the most vulnerable internally displaced people.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour