Photography: Médecins Sans Frontières: South Sudan: Facing up to Reality: MSF07_IMG_3694

Nyalol Dol, from Torkej, is squatting in a tukul built for cattle while dismantling her tukul to sell the wood and grass for food. Torkej, Jikany Nuer territory, was attacked on 8 May by the larger Lol Nuer tribe, and is vulnerable to repeated cattle raids and attacks because of their placement on the river and proximity to Lol Nuer lands. Nyalol's 5 children were all killed in the nighttime raid, and she is terrified to return home for fear of another violent attack. The Lol Nuer are perpretrators of repeated cattle raids and attacks against the Dinka, Murle, and Jikany Nuer sub-tribe. Tribal violence overall in Southern Sudan has dramatically increased in 2009, with over 2000 deaths, more people than have been killed in Darfur.

Nyalol Dol, from Torkej, is squatting in a tukul built for cattle while dismantling her tukul to sell the wood and grass for food. Torkej, Jikany Nuer territory, was attacked on 8 May by the larger Lol Nuer tribe, and is vulnerable to repeated cattle raids and attacks because of their placement on the river and proximity to Lol Nuer lands. Nyalol's 5 children were all killed in the nighttime raid, and she is terrified to return home for fear of another violent attack. The Lol Nuer are perpretrators of repeated cattle raids and attacks against the Dinka, Murle, and Jikany Nuer sub-tribe. Tribal violence overall in Southern Sudan has dramatically increased in 2009, with over 2000 deaths, more people than have been killed in Darfur.