South Sudan: Widows of war turn to beauty salon for survival

They are among the thousands who are the sole breadwinners, after their husbands were killed during the country’s devastating four-year conflict.

A beauty salon in South Sudan has become a refuge for many widows of war. They are among the thousands who are the sole breadwinners, after their husbands were killed during the country’s devastating four-year conflict.

Polygamy is common in South Sudan, and the war has left behind hundreds of thousands of widows who lost their husbands. Many of these widows became the sole breadwinners for their children.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from the town of Akobo, where widows focus on supporting their families to overcome their grief.