Photography: Médecins Sans Frontières: South Sudan: Facing up to Reality: MSF05_IMG_1770

An empty market in Pibor, Jonglei State. The only things available are non-food items, sugar, salt and very expensive white flour. 50kg of flour costs 500 SDG, more than the best quality bull in town. Pibor is one of the largest villages of the Murle people, who are an entirely nomadic community of cattle herders. Violence and displacement in March, along with a non-productive rainy season, has led to food shortages in the market because boats can't travel the river and trucks won't pass on the roads for security reasons. Malnutrition is reaching acute levels in the area and MSF is the only healthcare providing organisation operating in Pibor.

An empty market in Pibor, Jonglei State. The only things available are non-food items, sugar, salt and very expensive white flour. 50kg of flour costs 500 SDG, more than the best quality bull in town. Pibor is one of the largest villages of the Murle people, who are an entirely nomadic community of cattle herders. Violence and displacement in March, along with a non-productive rainy season, has led to food shortages in the market because boats can't travel the river and trucks won't pass on the roads for security reasons. Malnutrition is reaching acute levels in the area and MSF is the only healthcare providing organisation operating in Pibor.