Lost in South Sudan
No child chooses a life of loss and devastation. 14-year-old Lucia and her nine-year-old little sister Jackline never expected they would lose their mum and dad or be forced to flee by themselves at such a young age.
But being from war-torn South Sudan meant they had no other option but to seek safety in neighbouring Uganda. When the sound of gunshots reached their community and Lucia couldn’t find their parents, the girls knew it was time to run.
They walked for a month to find safety but felt scared after hearing horrific tales of young girls being abducted. But finally, they reached the border of Uganda and were welcomed by World Vision staff who provided the girls with shelter and a warm meal.
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