A photo from Benjamin Lowy's trip to South Sudan in December, when fighting broke out in Juba between government forces and supporters of a former vice president. In an editorial today, The New York Times writes that “a staggering 3.7 million people, roughly one-third of the population, are facing starvation in South Sudan, where a civil war has created a humanitarian catastrophe.” They add that United Nations officials say South Sudan needs $230 million more in the next 60 days to avoid the worst starvation in Africa since the 1980s, when hundreds of thousands perished in Ethiopia. Read more on NYTimes.com.
Juba, South Sudan | December 19, 2013 Nuer civilians hiding in the UN Mission base, wait for a chance to collect water after fleeing their homes following brutal battles between government and rebel forces. It is looking increasingly like a campaign of ethnic cleansing began in Juba and spread to the rest of the country, pitting two tribal groups - the Dinka and the Nuer - against each other. #photojournalism #documentary #reportage #southsudan #juba