Debbi Morello - Photojournalist

Sudan 2003

The civil war between the North and the South displaced more than 4 million southerners. Some fled into southern cities, such as Juba; others trekked as far north as Khartoum and even into Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, and other neighboring countries. These people were unable to grow food or earn money to feed themselves. Malnutrition and starvation became widespread. Approximately 500,000 Sudanese are believed to have fled the country.


The lack of investment in the south resulted as well in what international humanitarian organizations call a "lost generation" who lack educational opportunities, access to basic health care services, and low prospects for productive employment in the small and weak economies of the south or the north.