The easiest way to get around Pibor right now is by boat.
Thousands of women and children sought sanctuary in United Nations protection sites when civil war broke out in South Sudan. Six years later, many remain in the camps, watching and waiting for the right time to leave as peace descends on the country.
In July 2019, the Jie and Murle communities engaged in a bloody fight in Marua and other villages of South Sudan’s Boma area. The fight, in the Greater Jonglei region, left 85 people dead, while several others were wounded in what became the year’s worst raid.
Hajat Karama has been relying on people around her to get news and information about what is going on in her country.
“I am an old woman who is unable to even move around freely due to limited mobility and vision,” she says.