Juba (AFP) - A quarter of a million children face starvation in war-torn South Sudan, with an end to the 18-month conflict as distant as ever, the expelled UN aid chief warned Tuesday.
Tabu's responsibilities are many. She wakes up early in the morning, sweeps the compound, and walks long distances through the busy roads to fetch water. The place Agnes collects water is not safe, and the water source is dirty.
It's where we're from.
It's where we learned who we were and who we were not.
It's where our dreams first took shape.
Young and old, male and female these 300 former rebels, soldiers, farmers, and mothers hailing from different ribes, had all been vetted for the $5.00/month job of providing peace and security on a daily basis. Their faces radiated an optimism that their tired, worn out clothes did not.