Photography: Médecins Sans Frontières: South Sudan: Peace, What Peace: MSF08_jw_3687

‘Lol Nuer came at night when we were sleeping. People were sleeping under the bed nets; and some were in the tukuls. They killed many people. All of my seven children were killed, and my husband. I will not stay here. I still fear for my life, and what spirit I have left is going away. I am just waiting to die because I have no way to get more cows or feed myself, and I am alone.’Nyaluak Kuer, from Torkej, cooks fish in a tukul for cattle, where she and her sisters are squatting while they dismantle their homes to sell the wood and grass for food in Nasir. Nyaluak's seven children and husband were all killed in the nighttime raid, and her sisters all lost their husbands and children as well. They are terrified to return home for fear of another violent attack.

‘Lol Nuer came at night when we were sleeping. People were sleeping under the bed nets; and some were in the tukuls. They killed many people. All of my seven children were killed, and my husband. I will not stay here. I still fear for my life, and what spirit I have left is going away. I am just waiting to die because I have no way to get more cows or feed myself, and I am alone.’ 

Nyaluak Kuer, from Torkej, cooks fish in a tukul for cattle, where she and her sisters are squatting while they dismantle their homes to sell the wood and grass for food in Nasir. Nyaluak's seven children and husband were all killed in the nighttime raid, and her sisters all lost their husbands and children as well. They are terrified to return home for fear of another violent attack.