• In the early morning a dog watches over a child sleeping on a blanket in Doro refugee camp. With so many people arriving at the camp the newly arrived don't get immediate access to tents or even tarpaulins. As a result they sleep in the open.
  • It is difficult to find shade from the scorching sun in Jammam camp. Most people live under the few trees, where they simply have stretched out a plastic sheet. The camp will overflow in the rainy season.
  • A young girl, a fly crawling over her face, squats on the ground inside a tent in Jammam refugee camp. She has lived at the camp for nearly six months and she is beginning to show signs of malnutrition.
  • A family outside their tent in Jammam refugee camp. The children eat a meal, the first and only one of the day. They eat it in the evening so the children do not go to bed hungry.
  • People collect water from various wells dug by refugees in Jammam camp. With waiting times at official camp water stations of up to six hours, camp dwellers have started to dig for new water sources.
  • People collect water from various wells dug by refugees in Jammam camp. With waiting times at official camp water stations of up to six hours, camp dwellers have started to dig for new water sources.
  • A woman hands up an empty US AID container of water from a well dug in Jammam refugee camp. With waiting times at the official water points taking up to six hours camp dwellers have taken to digging their own wells all over the camp.
  • Two elderly men playing a game, possibly Mancala, on the dusty ground in Doro refugee camp.
  • A stricken aeroplane lies, where it crash-landed, at the end of the Maban airstrip.
  • The wife of a man stabbed to death with a spear, cries beside his bloodied corpse in Doro refugee camp. The death was the result of an inter-tribal conflict, one of many assaults and murders occuring in the refugee camps of South Sudan.
  • Relatives and friends of a man stabbed to death with a spear, mourn as they stand beside his bloodied corpse in Doro refugee camp. The death was the result of an inter-tribal conflict, one of many assaults and murders occuring in the refugee camps of South Sudan.
  • The wife and daughter of a man stabbed to death with a spear, cry as they stand beside his bloodied corpse in Doro refugee camp. The death was the result of an inter-tribal conflict, one of many assaults and murders occuring in the refugee camps of South Sudan.
  • An aerial view of Doro refugee camp that houses some 50,000 people. More than 500,000 people have fled from Sudan into South Sudan as a result of the ongoing conflict between the two states.
  • Sunday mass held beneath a huge baobab tree in Doro refugee camp.
  • Sunday mass held beneath a huge baobab tree in Doro refugee camp.
  • A woman brews tea in the doorway of her family's flimsy shelter in the Jammam refugee camp.
  • Almost no children attends school in Jammam camp. However, there is being built a few schools in Doro and other camps. 77 percent of South Sudans population is illiterate. Education is absolutely crucial to ensure peace and establish a new South Sudan, and the development often starts in the refugee camps.
  • Men stack sacks of lentils in a World Food Programme (WFP) food distribution point in the Jammam refugee camp.
  • A woman, recently arrived at Doro refugee camp, sits with her baby, both exhausted after making a long journey.
  • A malnourished donkey stands in the limited shade of one of the few trees in Jammam refugee camp.
  • A woman carries four large plastic water containers hung over her shoulders on a yoke in the Jammam refugee camp. Water is limited in the camp with waiting times to fill up at the camp's official water source of up to six hours.
  • Toma Nimiir sits with her husband and children in their makeshift shelter in the Jammam refugee camp. She recently gave birth to her fifth child, Dhadhani, in the camp. The family were forced to flee their home, a seven day walk away in Sudan, after the area they lived in was bombed with increasing fury.
  • A group of children playing a game of soccer in Doro camp.
  • A young girl looks over Doro refugee camp where around 60% of the camp's population are children.
  • In the early morning a dog watches over a child sleeping on a blanket in Doro refugee camp. With so many people arriving at the camp the newly arrived don't get immediate access to tents or even tarpaulins. As a result they sleep in the open.
  • It is difficult to find shade from the scorching sun in Jammam camp. Most people live under the few trees, where they simply have stretched out a plastic sheet. The camp will overflow in the rainy season.
  • A young girl, a fly crawling over her face, squats on the ground inside a tent in Jammam refugee camp. She has lived at the camp for nearly six months and she is beginning to show signs of malnutrition.
  • A family outside their tent in Jammam refugee camp. The children eat a meal, the first and only one of the day. They eat it in the evening so the children do not go to bed hungry.
  • People collect water from various wells dug by refugees in Jammam camp. With waiting times at official camp water stations of up to six hours, camp dwellers have started to dig for new water sources.
  • People collect water from various wells dug by refugees in Jammam camp. With waiting times at official camp water stations of up to six hours, camp dwellers have started to dig for new water sources.
  • A woman hands up an empty US AID container of water from a well dug in Jammam refugee camp. With waiting times at the official water points taking up to six hours camp dwellers have taken to digging their own wells all over the camp.
  • Two elderly men playing a game, possibly Mancala, on the dusty ground in Doro refugee camp.
  • A stricken aeroplane lies, where it crash-landed, at the end of the Maban airstrip.
  • The wife of a man stabbed to death with a spear, cries beside his bloodied corpse in Doro refugee camp. The death was the result of an inter-tribal conflict, one of many assaults and murders occuring in the refugee camps of South Sudan.
  • Relatives and friends of a man stabbed to death with a spear, mourn as they stand beside his bloodied corpse in Doro refugee camp. The death was the result of an inter-tribal conflict, one of many assaults and murders occuring in the refugee camps of South Sudan.
  • The wife and daughter of a man stabbed to death with a spear, cry as they stand beside his bloodied corpse in Doro refugee camp. The death was the result of an inter-tribal conflict, one of many assaults and murders occuring in the refugee camps of South Sudan.
  • An aerial view of Doro refugee camp that houses some 50,000 people. More than 500,000 people have fled from Sudan into South Sudan as a result of the ongoing conflict between the two states.
  • Sunday mass held beneath a huge baobab tree in Doro refugee camp.
  • Sunday mass held beneath a huge baobab tree in Doro refugee camp.
  • A woman brews tea in the doorway of her family's flimsy shelter in the Jammam refugee camp.
  • Almost no children attends school in Jammam camp. However, there is being built a few schools in Doro and other camps. 77 percent of South Sudans population is illiterate. Education is absolutely crucial to ensure peace and establish a new South Sudan, and the development often starts in the refugee camps.
  • Men stack sacks of lentils in a World Food Programme (WFP) food distribution point in the Jammam refugee camp.
  • A woman, recently arrived at Doro refugee camp, sits with her baby, both exhausted after making a long journey.
  • A malnourished donkey stands in the limited shade of one of the few trees in Jammam refugee camp.
  • A woman carries four large plastic water containers hung over her shoulders on a yoke in the Jammam refugee camp. Water is limited in the camp with waiting times to fill up at the camp's official water source of up to six hours.
  • Toma Nimiir sits with her husband and children in their makeshift shelter in the Jammam refugee camp. She recently gave birth to her fifth child, Dhadhani, in the camp. The family were forced to flee their home, a seven day walk away in Sudan, after the area they lived in was bombed with increasing fury.
  • A group of children playing a game of soccer in Doro camp.
  • A young girl looks over Doro refugee camp where around 60% of the camp's population are children.

South sudan

2012

One year on from the country’s independence, South Sudan is facing a litany of challenges; none bigger than the health situation of those in the fledgling state’s refugee camps. Recent influxes of refugees have seen a number of camps close to Sudan’s Southern border double in size, putting huge strain on the country’s resources. Water, sanitation, and the relentless heat, are not the only concerns that occupy life in South Sudan’s refugee camps. Over half a million people have fled to South Sudan, in an attempt to escape a conflict that the cessation of the South seems to have done little to ease. Tribal battles, and decade-long tensions between clans, often stalk refugees even as they attempt to leave them behind.