Photo: Gaël Turine/'VU
Juong Pajok village, South Sudan – June 18, 2011
Thousands of IPD’s (Internally Displaced People) who fled fighting in the contested border area of Abyei have sought refuge close to Juong Pajok village, Warrap State, South Sudan. Heavy clashes and bombing, in and around Abyei, between the northern SAF (Sudanese Armed Forces) and southern SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) erupted in mid May 2011, causing a massive exodus of an estimated 90,000 people towards the south. This group of displaced people first arrived on June 2, 2011, without access to food, clean water, shelter or healthcare. They tried to build basic shelters to shield themselves from the harsh sun with twigs and clothing.