August 28, 2014 - Bor County (Panweel Village - Kolnyang Payam), South Sudan - Beneficiaries gather under a large three with their monthly food rations. Thousand of South Sudanese became internally displaced refugees in Jonglei and Juba following the outbreak of fighting between forces loyal to South Sudan president Salvar Kiir and his ex-vice president Rick Machar in December 2013. To help displaced and conflict-affected households return home and start the recovery process Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has engaged in emergency response activities. In addition to helping these households re-engage in their livelihoods and attain food security, through emergency food rations, CRS has been working to educate beneficiaries on cholera prevention. Also, CRS is committed to helping beneficiaries return to life as normal by providing them with farm tools and seed. (Photo by Ric Francis)
Ric Francis is an independent photojournalist based in Kampala, Uganda and is available for assignments throughout Africa.
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