299 imagesSuouth-Sudan: the humanitarian caos away from the glance of world’s eyes The South-Sudanese humanitarian crisis is one of the worst on planet at present, classified by UN “level 3” the same level of needs of Syria; however the country ranks only between ‘top25’ in the interest list of the Intenational Community due to low commercial and strategic interests compared to the Ucranian and Palestinian conflicts or the Ebola emergency. Notwithstanding this, the seriousness of the tragedy that is being consumed here has no easing. December 2014 represented the first anniversary of the ongoing South-Sudanese civil conflict which sees the army loyal to President Salva Kiir, SPLA-Juba, opposing the army loyal to former deputy president Riek Machar, SPLA-IO. UNHR, the High Commission for Refugees of the United Nations, calculates that the conflict is generating more than 1,9 million of refugees who escape conflict areas such as Jongoley, Upper-Nile and Unity State. All of them are strategically interesting because oil-rich. In the area of Mingkman, nearly 100’000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) fleed to escape the uprise of the civil war which erupted one year ago. This is one of the most populated refugee settlements within South-Sudan. Jongoley County capital city of Bor, less than 35km away from the four refugee sites of Mingkaman, on the other river bank of the White Nile, was burned to the ground in less than a week of fightings. What makes things harder at present, explains Mr. Saimon Madul, Chief of Awerial County Health Department ‘is the lack of qualified personelles among South-Sudanese and the fact that emergency-response NGOs are not working enough with locals’. International NGOs operates all over the war-torn country and support the work of UN and WPO (World Food Program) with projects that range from facilitating food distribution to basic health-care for both children and adults; however, it is the lack of basic supplies, such as fuel, that makes everyday life extremely though. In Bentiu, capital of Unity State, 43’000 refugees find shelter inside the PoC (Protection of Civilians Site) of the UN-MISS base, the military mission of the United Nations in South-Sudan. Here, both civilians and former soldiers who has decided to lay down the arms face extremely precarious living conditions but, at least, they are supported with water sanitation programs, basic health-care and food. George Fominyen, spokeperson of WFP in Juba, explains that food stocks are not a major issue in South-Sudan but logistics is. Needs are high and time is short, food stocks have to be pre-positioned during the next four months of the dry season because when the rains will start again, South-Sudan will be impassable once again.