Thousands of people have fled the town of Torit in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria region due to insecurity and hunger. As the economy continues to struggle, it’s become harder for locals to afford food to feed their families – so many have taken the decision to leave. Others, though, have been more fortunate. Emidio, 66, is one of hundreds of people in Torit who has received farming toolkits from a project run by Plan International in recent months.
The project is helping to build resilience among the most vulnerable households in the Eastern Equatorial communities of Torit, Kapoeta East, Kapoeta North and Kapoeta South by equipping them with hoes, rakes, gumboots, watering cans and seeds to grow enough food to feed their families. Some, like Emidio, also sell the food in the local market.