When the war came back

A portrait of the village of Kandak, in South Sudan's Jonglei State. Eight days walk from the Ethiopian border, Kandak paid a high price during Sudan’s civil wars, in which southerners fought for decades against Khartoum’s forces, leading eventually to an independent state of South Sudan in 2011. After nearly four years of independence, Kandak yet again faces the consequences of civil war. Very few aid-agencies are active in the area due to the enormous logistical challenges in this, one of the most remote areas in the country.