Epic floods leave South Sudanese to face snakes, disease, and starvation

Vulnerable populations, especially women and children, are hit particularly hard by rising waters.

Achan Akech, 30, a mother of five, gathers water in plastic containers as Ajoh Majur, 12, uses her body weight to activate a water pump to a borehole well. Like most other villages in the region, Panyaghor is in large part submerged under a few feet of water. There are only two functioning wells in the town and it’s unclear whether that water has also been contaminated.

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