The fighting has uprooted the Dinka and their cattle, making it impossible for them to plant crops...
"This is a purely man-made disaster," said Dan Effie of Norwegian People's Aid.
"They killed our young men, raped the women, burned our homes and schools and stole our cattle,"said Dominic Matiok, SPLA's administrator in Turalei,
"The resulting disruption, aided and abetted by government policies that include bombing of food distribution sites, has hindered normal food growing operations by peasant farmers. Hence the famine."
"Both the government and the rebels have reportedly used food as a weapon, hoping to gain military advantage by destroying crops and disrupting aid shipments to starving civilians."