Women from a site for internally displaced people near Bentiu clear water from a road used to deliver aid to the camp. © UNHCR/Charlotte Hallqvist

Armed only with buckets and determination, hundreds of displaced women worked to clear the road which is a lifeline between their camp and the city of Bentiu

The more than 135,000 people living at the Bentiu site rely on the road between the camp and the state capital for aid trucks to deliver almost everything from food to medicines. They also use the road to travel between the camp and Bentiu where they try to find work to supplement the humanitarian assistance they receive.

If the dikes are breached, said Nyekong, “the only plan is to run to higher ground, but I don’t know of any nearby that we could move to.”

Originally published by UNHCR on  21 October 2022.

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