Adhieu Deng Ngewei and three of her children pose in front of their new hut on April 12, 2017, in Dong Boma, a Dinka village in South Sudan's Jonglei State. They and most other families here recently returned home after being displaced by rebel soldiers in December, 2013, and they face serious challenges in rebuilding their village while simultaneously coping with a drought which has devastated their cattle herds.
During the period they were displaced, this family took refuge on an island of the White Nile River, living on the edge of starvation for almost three years.
The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, is helping the villagers restart their lives with support for housing, livelihood, and food security. The ACT Alliance funded the construction of this family's new hut.