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Displaced by fighting in his home of Malakal, Ruach Natulech is a fisher in Akobo, South Sudan. When peace comes, he says he'd like to return to Malakal, but currently his home there is occupied by a Dinka family. So the Nuer man remains in Akobo, where he earns money selling fish in the market. He buys basic grains with the proceeds, which he then resells in the market to earn money to pay school fees for his children and medicines for his entire family.
Like several locations around the troubled country, the combination of fighting and flooding around Akobo has worsened food insecurity, yet fishing remains a sustainable way of supplying food and income to families.
DanChurchAid, a member of the ACT Alliance, is helping his family and other families in Akobo with fishing hooks and twine for nets, along with other food and livelihood projects aimed at lowering vulnerability and increasing food security. It carries out that program in partnership with Nile Hope, a South Sudanese organization.
- Paul Jeffrey
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- Life in Akobo