The burned remains of a Nuer home in Juba, South Sudan

Black layers of soot coat the walls of Phar’s house. In the bedroom only the skeletons of beds remain standing amongst piles of charred belongings. The flames of the fire had been so intense that a light switch had nearly melted off of the wall. Dinka SPLA government forces had torched the house on December 16, in the predominately Nuer neighborhood of Mia Saba in Munuki West, Juba, South Sudan. Two months later the area still remains a ghost town as the Nuer community continues to seek refuge at two UN bases in Juba, which now shelter more than 45,000 civilians.