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humanitarian day

2019-02-23 02:06
1 in 4 South Sudanese have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict. 1.9 million are displaced 2.5 million have fled to neighboring countries as refugees. 85% of those displaced are women and children. Malish John Peter, humanitarian worker and native of South Sudan “Offering humanitarian aid in South Sudan is a matter of saving lives.” Peter was born in Kupera, a small township at the border of South Sudan and Uganda. His parents escaped the second South-North Civil War, and he grew up as a refugee in Uganda. Now, Peter attributes his education and success to the support charity programs. To him, there is no worthier cause to which to dedicate his life. Yet, there is nothing easy about it. ⅓ of all major violent incidents against aid workers occured in South Sudan last year. 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. That’s over half the country’s population. Yet the civil war dividing the country since 2013 Is still ongoing. “It is not easy to balance between work requirements, family, and thinking about the future of this country as a South Sudanese, “but what keeps me going is hope and faith that South Sudan shall rise again despite the thorny road to rebuilding.”