Nyok Deng, his wife Agok Mayen and their five children -- all aged between 11 months and 14 years -- fled Bor on the 20th of December. They crossed the White Nile River and stayed there for 20 days, waiting and hoping for the situation to change. According to Nyok there were over a thousand people on the riverside.
"The whole time we were there, we were thinking and hoping it would end. But then it got too bad. The soldiers would tie jerry cans to themselves to swim into the river and shoot at us from there. It became too dangerous to sneak home for food, and I couldn't see an end to it . I couldn't risk the lives of all the children, so we had to leave,' said Nyok.
The family travelled to Juba, before moving to Elegu reception centre. Children are given High Energy Biscuits from WFP upon arrival at the centre.
29 July 2014 South Sudan: ‘Food Alone Is Not Enough’