The 47,000 people who have fled to the UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan, lack most things. In some parts of the camp, 158 people are forced to share one latrine. Women and children swelter for hours waiting for their turn at a borehole. August downpours destroyed mattresses and clothes and replacements are virtually impossible to come by.
The only thing there is too much of is the toxic green water - left over from last month’s rain - a stagnant pool across much of the camp that flows into people’s homes with each new storm.
The Guardian picked up my story on the deteriorating political and humanitarian situation in South Sudan as fighting continues in the country.
Each new clash exacerbates the country’s desperate food security situation. The international community has warned that famine could arrive as early as December. At least 1.1 million people are facing emergency food shortages. And – until fighting stops – aid agencies do not have access to tens of thousands of people who need their help.