“I miss my mother and father and brothers and sisters.” ~ Machar

By UNICEF South Sudan,

Machar 2015-12-15 at 12.09.35 PM

Machar is one of 10,000 registered separated children in South Sudan….

Dec 16, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — “I miss my mother and father and brothers and sisters. I don’t know where my mother is. I think maybe they are in Kenya.” Machar is one of 10,000 registered separated children in South Sudan. Machar was receiving medical treatment for malaria and pneumonia in Bentiu when the devastating war spread to his hometown.

His father, Marial, desperate to rescue him, moved towards the town but was stopped by the fighting.“I was planning to go to him but war started and I couldn’t reach him. It was difficult for me”.

As the violence escalated, it was no longer safe for Marial, his wife and their three other children to stay in their hometown. The family had no choice but to leave their second born son with his grandmother at a refugee camp in Bentiu as the rest of the family fled to safety.When his wife and three children carried on their journey to Uganda, Marial stayed. He held onto the belief that one day he and Machar would be reunited.

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  3 comments for ““I miss my mother and father and brothers and sisters.” ~ Machar

  1. December 15, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    It is sad to hear the history of young boy who was affected by the war he does not know the reason why people are killing each therefore this madness war need to be stopped by all means because those are suffering are innocent south Sudanese civilians and the two guys who initiated the war are enjoying the life in juba and Addis Ababa. The world needs to capture both machar and kirr and put to trail for the atrocities they committed against innocent civilians.

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  2. December 17, 2015 at 8:34 am

    For sure my people if we really truth ourself we cann”t generalize this war infact he was kiir him who planne the war(conflict) let me forget about SPLM if he isn”t mr kiir why he leave mr machar and kill nuer ethnic groups only including woman,children disability people while South sudan has 64 tribs ask ur self first.

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  3. john diu
    December 18, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Very sad indeed this should be stop immediately.

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