South Sudan in Crisis

Collection with 18 media items created by Transterra Editor

15 Jan 2014 09:00

Soldiers from the South Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) retook the capital Bentiu of Unity State in the north of South Sudan. Bentiu was recaptured from the hands of the rebels, who are led by former Vice Riis Riek Machar by the (SPLA). This unity State is one of the most valuable states in South Sudan and a major oil producer in the country. The rebels and government forces are at a stalemate as government forces press north toward the rebel-held strategical town of Bor. According to The UN, after one month of fighting in South Sudan, there has been thousands of people killed and over 400,000. Many religious groups and their leaders are peacefully condemning the fighting, but the conflict continues.

Photography By: Samir Bol
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Title photo for the collection
South Sudan in Crisis 1
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
12 Jan 2014

Bentiu, South Sudan. Soldiers from the South Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) after Bentiu, Unity State was reclaimed from the hands of the rebels, led by former Vice President Riek Machar. Unity State is of the areas rich in oil.

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South Sudan in Crisis 2
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
11 Jan 2014

SPLA officers prepare to leave Juba in order to visit some of the areas which have been liberated from the rebels led by former Vice-President Riek Machar.

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South Sudan in Crisis 3
Bentiu, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
11 Jan 2014

South Sudanese government soldier stands clutching his weapon in Bentiu town in Unity State, after government forces on Friday retook the town from rebel forces.

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South Sudan in Crisis 4
Bentiu, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
13 Jan 2014

Soldiers from the SPLA in the capital Bentiu of Unity State after reclaiming it from the hands of the rebels.

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South Sudan in Crisis 5
Bentiu, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
11 Jan 2014

A group of government soldiers on a military vehicle in Bentiu, after the area was reclaimed from rebel forces.

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South Sudan in Crisis 6
Bentiu, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
13 Jan 2014

Soldiers from the SPLA riding a military truck in Bentiu after it was reclaimed from the rebels.

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South Sudan in Crisis 7
Bentiu, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
11 Jan 2014

Soldiers from the SPLA in the capital Bentiu of oil rich Unity State, in northern South Sudan, after it was reclaimed from the former Vice President Riek Machar's rebel forces.

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South Sudan in Crisis 8
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Jan 2014

Juba, South Sudan. Since the 15th of December 2013 when the conflict started in South Sudan, many of the residents of the peripheral areas in Juba fled their homes and resorted to churches. A family at the Kator Catholic Cathedral in Juba. According to the United nations more than 1,000 people were killed and 355 thousand people had been displaced in South Sudan since the outbreak of the conflict.

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South Sudan in Crisis 9
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Jan 2014

Children of a internally displaced family from Juba.

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South Sudan in Crisis 10
Bentiu, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
11 Jan 2014

One of the SPLA snipers in in Bentiu, Unity State, South Sudan.

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South Sudan in Crisis 11
Juba, south Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Dec 2013

On the 9th of January, 2005 in Kenya, a comprehensive peace agreement to stop the longest war in Sudan was signed. After that, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan. Today South Sudan faces a new war. Catholics in Juba march and pray for peace in South Sudan. This march was attended by the ambassador of the United States to South Sudan, Ambassador Suzan Page.

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South Sudan in Crisis 12
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Dec 2013

A prayer held by the Catholic community of Juba, South Sudan for peace attended by the ambassador of the United States to South Sudan, Ambassador Suzan Page. Photo by Samir Bol.

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South Sudan in Crisis 13
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
13 Jan 2014

SPLA soldier in the capital Bentiu of Unity State, after the area was reclaimed from rebel forces.

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South Sudan in Crisis 14
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
09 Dec 2013

Catholics in Juba march and pray for peace in South Sudan.

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South Sudan in Crisis 15
Juba, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
14 Jan 2014

Internally displaced family from the peripheral areas of Juba, now residing in churches in the city in order to flee the conflict.

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South Sudan in Crisis 16
Bentiu, South Sudan
By Samir Bol
12 Jan 2014

Bentiu, South Sudan. Soldiers from the South Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) after Bentiu, Unity State was reclaimed from the hands of the rebels.

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South Sudan in Crisis 17
Bentiu ,South Sudan
By Samir Bol
12 Jan 2014

Bentiu, South Sudan. Two soldiers from the South Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) after Bentiu, Unity State was reclaimed from the hands of the rebels, led by former Vice President Riek Machar. Unity State is of the areas rich in oil.

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South Sudan Crisis 18
BOR,SOUTH SUDAN
By Samir Bol
18 Jan 2014

Disabled men killed by the rebels in a hospital in Bor, South Sudan.