Sudan referendum

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

  • South Sudan 1Sarasia Emilio Anisie shows her new registration card and a finger she dipped in ink as she finishes the registration process to vote in the January 2011 referendum on whether southern Sudan will secede or remain united with the north of the country. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 2People queue to register to vote in Nzara, in Southern Sudan's Western Equatoria State, in preparation for January's referendum. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 3Citizens of Southern Sudan in the Kopoita neighborhood of Nzara, Western Equatoria State, queue to register to vote in the January 2011 referendum. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 4Holding her baby as she finishes the process of registering to vote, Victoria John Toro dips her finger in ink to prevent fraud at a registration centre in Yambio, Western Equatoria State. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 5School children in Southern Sudan participate in a procession through the streets of Juba to pray for a peaceful referendum in January 2011. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 6A girl in the Makpandu refugee camp in Southern Sudan, 44 km north of Yambio, where more that 4,000 people took refuge in late 2008 when the Lord's Resistance Army attacked their communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 7A Congolese woman in the Makpandu refugee camp in Southern Sudan. Many worry that attacks by the LRA will be stepped up in Southern Sudan to intimidate people before the referendum. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 8Children skip rope in the Makpandu refugee camp in Southern Sudan. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 9A woman in Riimenze, a village in Southern Sudan's Western Equatoria State, an area that has enjoyed relative peace since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was established in 2005. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 10Members of the Arrow Boys, a self-defence militia, in the village of Riimenze, in Southern Sudan's Western Equatoria State, on the look out for the Lord's Resistance Army, which has displaced tens of thousands in recent months along the border area. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 11A woman in Pisak, a village in Southern Sudan's Central Equatoria State, an area that has enjoyed relative peace for five years. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 12A woman cooking lunch for students in a school in Yei, Southern Sudan, sponsored by the United Methodist Church, a member of the ACT Alliance family. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
  • South Sudan 13Esther Maoriba works in a women’s cooperative farming project in the Southern Sudan village of Pisak. Most of the women’s profits go on their children’s schooling and medicines for their families. Photo: Paul Jeffrey