Photography: Médecins Sans Frontières: South Sudan: Peace, What Peace: MSF09_jw_4212

‘We are not crying out to Sudan alone, we are crying to the world. Our country is not able to help us, so we are crying as human beings who have the same blood as others. We are living here like wild animals because we don’t have a home. We are living as displaced people and no one is taking care of us here.’Nyakong Nyuon was shot in the arm and leg during a 3am raid on her village, Torkej, and is caring for her niece's orphaned children. Along the Sobat River in Jikany Nuer territory, Torkej was attacked on 8 May by the larger Lol Nuer tribe, and is is vulnerable to repeated cattle raids because of their placement on the river and proximity to Lol Nuer lands. Nyakong now lives with relatives in Hai Majak, an area of Nasir with many displaced families.

‘We are not crying out to Sudan alone, we are crying to the world. Our country is not able to help us, so we are crying as human beings who have the same blood as others. We are living here like wild animals because we don’t have a home. We are living as displaced people and no one is taking care of us here.’ 

Nyakong Nyuon was shot in the arm and leg during a 3am raid on her village, Torkej, and is caring for her niece's orphaned children. Along the Sobat River in Jikany Nuer territory, Torkej was attacked on 8 May by the larger Lol Nuer tribe, and is is vulnerable to repeated cattle raids because of their placement on the river and proximity to Lol Nuer lands. Nyakong now lives with relatives in Hai Majak, an area of Nasir with many displaced families.