Women in Thonyor, in Unity State, which is greatly impacted by conflict in South Sudan
International Development Secretarty Priti Patel visited Thonyor in Unity State, South Sudan in April 2017.
Thonyor is greatly impacted by conflict in South Sudan and most of the infrastructure is destroyed. UK aid is providing food aid, services and emergency relief items to those affected by conflict and famine in the area.
The International Development Secretary saw how UK leadership and support is delivering urgently needed food for people in South Sudan. In the whole of South Sudan, almost 5 million face the daily threat of going without enough food and water and 3 million people have been forced from their homes because of ruthless violence and widespread rape.
The UK was one of the first major donors to respond to the UN’s appeal to South Sudan – pledging in less than 24 hours - and we are leading the way by making sure millions of people in South Sudan get urgently needed food, water and medicine, as well as longer term support to provide much-needed education.
Photo: Robert Oxley/ DFID