By Helen Mould, Communications Manager, Save the Children in South Sudan
“I hope and dream that our country will have a bright future”
22-year-old Gatluak stands in front of a classroom full of primary school students in Leer, Unity State and tells me what the independence of South Sudan means to him, “We suffered a lot and now we are free; independence set us free from slavery and now we have our own nation.”
Angelina has been living with two of her five children, and twenty other people in a small one roomed shelter in the capital of South Sudan, Juba, for the past month after fleeing conflict in her home village near Pibor in the volatile Jonglei state. In the panic Angelina and her oldest son David and her youngest daughter, Roda, were separated from her husband and five other children. She does not know whether her husband is with her other children, where they are living, and whether they are alive or dead.
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