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UNICEF photo story of displaces families in South Sudan

(Story from UNICEF): Straddling a dry riverbed, the village of Aburoc, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, has seen the arrival of thousands of people displaced by fighting.

Gathering under trees offering little escape from the brutal heat, many have no shelter and sleep in the open. UNICEF and the World Food Programme deployed a joint Rapid Response Mechanism mission in May 2017 to deliver food, water and sanitation supplies and provide health services.

People draw water from a borehole, one of six boreholes and wells in the area. The huge influx of people is straining water supplies and an ongoing cholera outbreak makes it more urgent than ever for humanitarian organizations to ensure access to safe drinking water.

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