With every planting season that passes, the plight of IDPs deepens.

A south Sudanese boy stands in front of his family’s shack, in Riimenze camp of Internally Displaced Persons, in Yambio. Picture by Oliver Charles | 12 May 2018

At the start of this month, June, the UN Emergency Relief Chief said people of South Sudan are suffering ‘on an almost unimaginable scale’. The statement of the UN Relief Chief reiterates the report of European Commission’s Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, published on June 1, which indicates two-third of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian, security and operating conditions (of everyone in the country) continue to deteriorate, the report asserts. Yei state is not exceptional. Another related story: https://training.dw.com/cbn/renewed-fighting-cause-immense-security-concerns-in-south-sudan/

With the presence of widespread insecurity in the state, hardly anyone goes to farm, leaving residents to rely entirely on irregular food hand-outs. Our station member, Catholic Radio Network, filed this report for us: