Bruno Feder

Photographer
   
South Sudan’s Other War
Location: Juba - South Sudan
Nationality: brazil / italy
Biography: Bruno Bierrenbach Feder was born in 1983 in São Paulo, Brazil. He lived in New Zealand and the United Kingdom before returning to Brazil to study International Relations. Upon graduation he worked at the International Affairs Office in the... read on
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South Sudan’s Other War
Credits: bruno feder
Date of Work: 12/20/15 - Ongoing
Updated: 06/07/19
Location: South Sudan
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South Sudan is a country at war with climate change. The world’s youngest country is battling ecological issues in the context of a man-made crisis of guns, blood and peacekeepers. This delays progress on multiple fronts, hindering agricultural production and disrupting livelihoods and community coping mechanisms, thus making defense against climate change more difficult.


Despite having no role in creating the new climate regime, South Sudan is highly vulnerable to its ramifications and least prepared for its current and future threats. According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2017, South Sudan ranks among the five worst performing in the world, alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Haiti and Liberia. Projections indicate that in South Sudan, climate change will be felt 2 ½ times more than the global average. 


The majority of South Sudanese people depend on climate sensitive sectors, including agriculture, forestry resources and fisheries for their livelihood. As crops dwindle and food prices soar, resource-based conflicts over land-access for pastoral grazing increases the South Sudanese interpersonal conflict, often leading to famine, bloodshed and continued stress.


South Sudan needs a coordinated international response to climate change, access to technology and clean energy. With an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day year round, the country has the potential for stand-alone solar photovoltaic units and large-scale solar thermal generation. It is also highly important to protect the Sudd Wetlands, which are pivotal in regulating weather patterns in the Sahel, Horn of Africa and greater East Africa region. The Sudd acts as a barrier to the southward encroachment of the Sahara Desert, its preservation is consequently expected to be South Sudan’s most significant contribution to buffering against the ecological crisis impacts on a regional level. Millions of people in South Sudan are also suffering from the effects of climate change on the Nile, the world’s longest river, polluted and drained by booming populations.




Warning alarms of ecological mutations have led to global political action, of which South Sudan participates, as a signatory of the Paris Agreement. The global community cannot continue with its historic, racist disregard for South Sudanese life, however resilient they are in the face of extreme environmental risks and post-colonial trauma. The international community must ally with South Sudan in its grave war against the new climate regime. 
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Unity State

By Bruno Feder — Oxfam is providing assistance to displaced people and the communities that host them in and around Nyal,..
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UNFPA Aweil

By Bruno Feder / aweil — For years, South Sudan is known for having one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. It has..
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UNFPA Wau

By Bruno Feder / wau
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UNFPA TORIT

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UNFPA JTH

By Bruno Feder / juba
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Hope for women and girls in Juba, South Sudan

By Bruno Feder — Juba, South Sudan—December marked a troubling anniversary for South Sudan: Four years ago that month, in..
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Protection of Civilians Sites

By Bruno Feder / South Sudan
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Publications

By Bruno Feder
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Videos

By Bruno Feder — Videos produced in South Sudan 
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Fighting fistula

By Bruno Feder / Aweil, South Sudan — Decades of conflict have torn South Sudan a part and women and children have paid a particularly heavy..
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