14-Year-Old Who Fled South Sudan: ‘They’re Killing Women, Children’

A child holds an umbrella as refugees at a refugee camp in Palorinya, Uganda -Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

“They used not to kill women but these days …. they’re killing women, children, elderly even the pastors, the bishops, they don’t spare us,” says a 14-year-old mother who fled South Sudan.

The buses line up at the Invepi refugee camp in northern Uganda.

One after the other they drop off dozens of South Sudanese seeking refuge on this side of the border.

They come off carrying whatever possessions they still have: sometimes that means empty plastic jugs, sometimes it means chickens that provide food along the way. Many of the refugees are barefoot. When they’ve finished with their registration and vaccinations, some just sit there, staring into space.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL), including several other international organizations of journalists.