Bringing hope back to Abyei Media gallery

Woman displaced by conflict in contested border region of Abyei

A displaced Catholic woman prays during an open air mass in Agok.

Credit: Paul Jeffrey for Caritas Internationalis

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Catechist back home in devstated town

Bruna, a 63-year-old woman, was one of those forced from their homes in Abyei. She has now returned home, and is rebuilding a new house. She has built a framework, but the house still needs the thatching.

Credit: Paul Jeffrey for Caritas Internationalis

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Returning to Abyei

A boy does a handstand in Agok, a town in Abyei where tens of thousands of people fled in 2011.

Credit: Paul Jeffrey for Caritas Internationalis

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Priest in the contested border region of Abyei

Fr Kuol is a priest in the Catholic Parish of Abyei, and lives among displaced families in Agok. Caritas is working through the parish to provide shelter, healthcare and livelihoods.

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Women displaced by conflict in the contested border region of Abyei

Gina and Mary construct a thatched roof in Agok. Caritas and local church have supported people with food, shelter, and other relief supplies.

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Supporting retunees to village

A woman carries grass to use in building a thatched roof on her home in Marail Achak in Abyei.

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Church provides water for returnees to Abyei

Workers drill for water as part of a Catholic Church-sponsored project to bring life back to Marail Achak. The wells used in years past were destroyed in the fighting.

Credit: Paul Jeffrey for Caritas Internationalis

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War-ravaged Abyei village

A burned hut in Leu, a village in Abyei. In Leu, the Church has been working to rebuild the village, including rehabilitating a clinic and drilling a well.

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Providing water for returned families

A girl pumps water from a well provided by the Catholic Church in Leu. The Church is one of the few organisations willing to openly accompany the people of Abyei during these uncertain times.

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