The conflict in South Sudan has hit children the hardest. They live every day with hunger, disease, displacement and violence. In Akobo, in the Jonglei State, more than 15 percent of the children are severely malnourished.
Picking berries and leaves along the side of the road to eat, the family arrived in Akobo too late to sign up for food aid that month. They are now living together in a one-room shack covered in plastic sheeting. They share one meal a day, sometimes two.
Nyatot’s daughters, aged 9 and 12, dropped out of school so they could spend their days foraging in the forest for wild food. The girls collected firewood to sell at the market – only to return home most days with it unsold.