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The Devastating Human Cost of Famine and Cholera in South Sudan 

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Fabio Bucciarelli

An elderly man rests in a facility dedicated to people with disabilities and dermatological diseases in a rural area near Tonj, South Sudan on May 7, 2017. 
Hosted families are living in extreme poverty situation helped out by insufficient humanitarian aid. The food security is at its most compromised level since the crisis started in 2013 deteriorating due to prolonged conflict, displacement, limited health care, climatic shocks and economic instability. 
In 2017 more than half of the population experienced famine in South Sudan, including more than one million malnourished children under 5 years. Tonj, South Sudan. 

Relatives carrying a woman wrapped in a blanket suffering from cholera to a specialized medical facility  in Mingkaman, in the central region of South Sudan on April 26, 2017. 
Cholera in South Sudan is an important public health issue which has already affected more than 21.000 people. This is the longest and largest outbreak in magnitude and geographical extent and its impact is exasperated by the ongoing crisis, insecurity, displacements and declining access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Cholera fatality rates is higher in remote areas and cattle camps where there is no access to health care facilities.  South Sudan

A man called Makelele, suffering from cholera arrives by ambulance to the specialized hospital of Mingkaman, central South Sudan on April 26, 2017.
Doctors immediately hydrated his body but it was too late. The man died few minutes later. 
Cholera fatality rates is higher in remote areas and cattle camps where there is no  access to health care facilities. South Sudan

Relatives mourn the death of Makelele struck by cholera inside the tent of the temporary hospital in Mingkaman, South Sudan on April 26, 2017.
Cholera in South Sudan is an important public health issue which has already affected more than 21.000 people. This is the longest and largest outbreak in magnitude and geographical extent and its impact is exasperated by the ongoing crisis, insecurity, displacements and declining access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Cholera fatality rates is higher in remote areas and cattle camps where there is no  access to health care facilities.
Mingkaman, South Sudan

A young boy suffering from cholera and severe malnutrition lies on the ground of the field hospital runned by the italian NGO CCM in the remote village of Dor, central South Sudan on April 28, 2017.
Dor, South Sudan

A woman suffering from cholera is hydrated by a local nurse at the field hospital runned by the italian NGO CCM in the remote village of Dor, central South Sudan on April 28, 2017.
Dor, South Sudan

South Sudanese Internal Displace People (IDP) during the Cash and Voucher top up through POS terminal at the General Food Distribution site.  
This activity is managed by World Food Program (WFP) in collaboration with Acted NGO in Mingkaman on April 29, 2017, South Sudan. Cash&Voucher programs have replaced in-kind payments for food.
Mingkaman, South Sudan

Villagers wait to buy fish as the boat arrives on the banks of the White Nile river in Lakes State, South Sudan on April 30 2017.   
Nowadays there is not much fish left because of fishing exploitation and contaminated water, which is also one of the main causes of the spread of cholera infection.
Lakes State, South Sudan

A young man carries the stretcher with the corp of his mother back to their hut located in a village near Tonj, South Sudan on May 6, 2017.
The woman, died by diarrhea and malnutrition, will be buried in front of their house the same night.
In 2017 more than half of the population experienced famine in South Sudan, including more than one million malnourished children under 5 years.
Tonj, South Sudan

A corp of a woman lies on the ground of her hut located in a small village near Tonj on May 6, 2017. The woman died by diarrhea and malnutrition at the Tonj Civil Hospital. 
In 2017 famine has been declared in South Sudan and more than half of the population is suffering severely food insecurity.
Tonj, South Sudan

Adut Dut, a severely malnourished child, sits on his brother's lap at the stabilization department of the Civil Hospital in Tonj, South Sudan on May 6, 2017. 
The food security is at its most compromised level since the crisis started in 2013 due to the prolonged conflict, displacement, limited health care, climatic shocks and economic instability. In 2017 more than half of the population experienced hunger in South Sudan, including more than one million malnourished children under 5 years.
Tonj, South Sudan
 

Cattle keepers in their camp near Mingkaman, central South Sudan on May 2, 2017.
The world's youngest nation is well into its fourth year of civil war and it is ravaged by fighting and hunger. In this scenario, traditions play a central role in the life of the people living the country. Cows are the primary bankable asset for most South Sudanese people and in many communities cows are used to pay the bride's family dowry and as compensation in cases of murder or adultery. 
Mingkaman, South Sudan