It is a quiet day in the surgical ward at the Yei hospital. There are just three patients. One child is recovering from severe burns after suffering an epileptic seizure and falling into an open fire. Another is still very ill with bed sores.
“Someone may give you money; but it is the person who gives you skills that makes you.”
Deng Maker Deng, a 23-year-old student in Bor, goes all philosophical as he ponders his good fortunes. He is well placed to do so, as he has experienced at least two major ones.
When women in Yirol in the Eastern Lakes area get together to discuss their concerns and priorities, they have to settle for sitting down in the shade of an admittedly exuberant mango tree.
Motorcycles account for a large proportion of traffic accidents in South Sudan, with drivers and passengers of commercial motorcycle taxis, boda bodas, running a particularly high risk of injuries and death.
More than 50 women in Bentiu are gathering every Saturday and Sunday to mobilize the war-affected people in the area for peace and unity. One important part of their activities is to circulate and discuss the content of the revitalized peace agreement signed last month.