Portraits

Arua, Uganda

 "There was war years ago, then peace. People left God and God got annoyed,” said Lika, a 29-year-old South Sudanese refugee living in Uganda. Like many South Sudanese refugees, Lika believes the violence in her country is punishment from God for the sins of her people
 

"I pray a lot because that is my country But war is happening – that is why we are here.
It's like someone in prison waiting for the time to be released."

 A woman embroiders a handkerchief while sharing her story of fleeing South Sudan ten years before.

“(Tribes) have differences, but same heart."

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“I ask God to help. I ask god to forgive me But God makes me confused."

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“When the country is not yours, you’re not happy in it.”

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“Some of this suffering will end with me, and their children will be lighter because of their suffering.”

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"This segregation is just recent – this tribalism just started, but we used to be together.” 

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