“I have been to some of the places with the worst humanitarian conditions in the world, but even there the numbers were better than the ones we are seeing here today, particularly when it comes to youth unemployment and child marriage rates and rates of gender-based violence.”
Sunday Oyella sits patiently working away at her sewing machine. It’s an old-fashioned Singer and requires a fair bit of foot pedalling to keep it running.
But for the 17-year-old, this machine is a lifeline – a chance to build a much brighter future for her and her child.
Angelina Chol has been suffering from a skin infection for more than a year.
Having left the United Nations Protection of Civilians in Bentiu in 2017 to return to her home in Kuerboni, she had no access to medical care and no means to travel back to Bentiu.
An inability to read, write and speak in English is proving to be a huge challenge for law enforcement officers working hard to curb crime in the town of Chimel in the Northern Bahr El Ghazal region.
As we arrive at the Youth Training Centre in the UN protection site for displaced people, several young men and women are busy getting on with learning new and useful skills.
Flavia Zisok’s weapon of choice is a combination of her pain and her pen.
The young writer has published many poems about the immense suffering caused by war and her hopes for lasting peace in conflict-affected South Sudan.