Treana describes being evacuated from South Sudan due to violence and conflict
As our team is evacuated from South Sudan, emotions run deep. Sadness. Guilt. Relief. Heartbreak. Leaving behind people & communities you love to potentially perish in civil war isn’t exactly written up in the handbooks.
For years our team has watched villages rebuild after decades and decades of fighting – each of them finding the strength to start again, using hope, courage & water as a building block. Now as evacuation planes are jammed with international staff being flown to the safety of their developed nations, the world once again seems incredibly unequal.
Every year I fly out of South Sudan, I stare out the window at the barren landscape below. As the thatched roofs of tukuls & shadows of moving people become swallowed up by the red dust, I close my eyes & promise to hold fast to the faces of those who desperately need not to be forgotten.
This time the tears fall before the dust has a chance to take over & everything we try to hold onto is lost in one big blur.
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