The women and children of South Sudan, are amongst the most vulnerable. The protracted emergencies and complete absence of social services is destroying the human capital base and potential of the youngest country in the world.
In a culture where intimacy and closeness is expressed in public -- a hug, a kiss on the cheek, holding hands -- no one touches anyone anymore. Fear of contracting Ebola has made any kind of personal contact off limits.
Joseph's enthusiasm was infectious. A refugee from Liberia, he was showing me around the International Rescue Committee's New Roots Community Farm in San Diego and it was clear how much he appreciated the opportunity to grow fresh produce so close to home.