UNICEF –
South Sudan

South Sudan – UNICEF

Arete photographer Kate Holt has travelled to South Sudan many times to document the ongoing civil war. To mark the third anniversary of war in December 2016, our team worked with UNICEF to produce 6 infographic slides and two short films, while Kate’s photos were published across the international media.

A young girl carries her family's possessions through the gate of the UN Protection of Civilian Camp (POC) Bentiu, which is now home to over 105,000 people.

A child receives a polio vaccine from a UNICEF volunteer vaccinator at an emergency food distribution site, set up as part of a Rapid Response Mission (RRM) being run by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Thanyang, Unity State, South Sudan.

A family that recently left Leer, South Sudan, pose for a photograph on the road from Bentiu town to the Protection of Civilians Camp where they are headed.

Children make a mud replica of a UN base, including soldiers, watch tower and a gun in the Protection of Civilian (POC) camp in Bentiu, South Sudan

A young girl and her brother eat boiled corn at an emergency food distribution site set up by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Thanyang, Unity State, South Sudan.

A UNMISS (United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to South Sudan) police officer from Rwanda stands guard at the entrance to the UN Protection of Civilian Camp in Malakal, South Sudan.

Women and their children, displaced by ongoing fighting, camp in the open air while they wait to be registered to receive food aid in Thanyang, Unity State, South Sudan.

People walk along the edge of a drainage channel in the evening light in the Protection of Civilian Camp in Bentiu, South Sudan.

A young mother who has been displaced by ongoing fighting carries her baby while waiting to register to receive a ration card that will allow them to get food aid in Thanyang, Unity State South Sudan.

A baby reaches out to touch children through a fence that divides the UN Protection of Civilian Camp into two parts in Malakal, South Sudan.

A woman drinks water from a swamp near an emergency food distribution site set up as part of a Rapid Response Mission run by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Thanyang, Unity State, South Sudan.

A young child suffering from vitamin deficiency at an emergency food distribution site set up by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Thanyang, Unity State, South Sudan.

A woman empties dishwater into a trench full of dirty water in the UN Protection of Civilians Camp in Malakal, South Sudan.

A cattle keeper guards his cows in a compound watched on by his young son in the village of Thanyang, South Sudan. Ongoing insecurity in the area is fuelled by conflicts over cattle and grazing.

Women carry emergency food supplies from a World Food programme helicopter that has just landed in Thanyang, South Sudan. Nearly 15,000 people from surrounding areas have come to register for support with UNICEF and the WFP.

A grandmother holds her crying child in their traditional hut in the town of Kuach Unity State, South Sudan.

A woman passes a UN tank with a peacekeeper standing guard as she walks towards the UN Protection of Civilian Camp in Bentiu, South Sudan.

A young girl stands with her water container on a bank in the UN Protection of Civilian Camp in Bentiu, South Sudan.

Tino Kamis in the shelter he shares with his family in the Protection of Civilian Camp in Malakal, South Sudan. "When the fighting happened here in the POC we were in the middle and we could hear people coming from either sides. We feared we were going to be killed and many people were killed and injured. They were not using guns, they were using knives and sticks and other things. Then they came in with grenades and pistols." 

A child receives a polio vaccine from a UNICEF volunteer vaccinator at an emergency food distribution site set up as part of a Rapid Response Mission run by UNICEF and the World Food Programme in Thanyang, Unity State South Sudan.

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Photographer Kate Holt travelled to South Sudan many times over the course of the last three years,  to document the experiences of the millions of displaced people across the world’s newest country,  as a violent civil war rages. She also photographed the work of UNICEF as they  providing life saving emergency relief and support to thousands of people.

 

Kate’s photographs have been published in the Guardian and Al Jazeera, while the stories of two children she collected have been produced into multimedia slideshows by Jessica Monson.

 

Arete’s designer James Isgrove and copywriter Jessica Monson also produced six infographic slides to demonstrate the impact that UNICEF has been making over the last three years. The stories and infographics were distributed globally by UNICEF to mark the third anniversary of the war.

 

In March 2017 Arete organised a panel event, in association with UNICEF, at The Frontline Club to discuss the effects of conflict on the country with a group of experts. Arete’s editor Aaron Witchard created a short film that was screened at the event.

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