At the end of May, just weeks ahead of south Sudan’s declaration of independence, the northern Sudanese military made a strategic move to grab the disputed territory of Abyei. I ran ragged trying to cover the extent of human flight from the area. When I look at it retrospectively, I feel so devastated. I was partially shielded by this box I put in front me. On occasions, some of which are captured by these pictures, I was torn to my core. I need to sit down and articulate the human devastation that the offensive caused. The writing is essential but I hope, in the mean time, that the pictures will express the feeling. I’m sorry that this is coming so late.