Jan 2014, Lakes, South Sudan: 84,000 people have been displaced to Awerial County, since violence broke out in South Sudan on 15 December. Most have fled fighting in neighbouring Jonglei State. Many of the displaced are children. Aid agencies are scaling up water and sanitation services to prevent disease outbreaks. Credit: OCHA
Jan 2014, Lakes, South Sudan: Clean water is one of the most pressing needs for these people. Aid agencies are providing food and household items, and are digging latrines and organizing clean water. Relief has already reached 67,500 of the 84,000 displaced. Credit: OCHA
Jan 2014, Lakes, South Sudan: Displaced communities are scattered along the banks of the Nile River, which are prone to flooding during the rainy season. Credit: OCHA
Jan 2014, Lakes, South Sudan: Many of the people displaced arrived in Awerial Country by boat, having crossed the Nile River. Families are still arriving at the busy port every day. Credit: OCHA.
Jan 2014, Lakes, South Sudan: Most of the families displaced in Awerial County are from neighbouring Bor County, in Jonglei State, which has been home to heavy fighting over the past two weeks. People have brought as much of their belongings as they can carry, in the search for safety. Credit: OCHA