When war broke out in South Sudan, Kumbu Pipi fled with his family to Congo. The only way he could come back was when he was assured there is peace in the country.
“The Lord Resistance Army (LRA) locally known as Tongotongo was being hunted down through the Andari forest near our village.
I arrived at Yida Airstrip shortly after mid-day. Immediately, I meet my hosts Ms Eugenie Uwamahoro, AAH South Sudan Area Coordinator for Unity State and Mr. Moriba Bandawuba, AAH South Sudan LogisticsManagerwaiting for me at the airstrip. I arrive wearing my staff ID for easier identification. As soon as we touch down, Mr.Bandawuba moves towards me and takes up my luggage.
*Kuku and *Tiya (not their real names) have been best friends for a long time. Not even war could come between their friendships. Driven out of their homes in the Nuba Mountains South Kordofan, Sudan by civil unrest and the threat of constant aerial bombings with no guarantee of safety, the two friends fled separately and started their desperate journey out of harm’s way.
School is enjoyable once more for Form Three students; Yasin and Berlin as they no longer have to endure anymore the discomfort of a hot congested tent to take their lessons. They are part of beneficiaries of a new classroom recently put up at the Soba Secondary School in Ajuong Thok by AAH South Sudan through the financial support of UNHCR.
AAH South Sudan through its Capacity Building for Post Conflict Reintegration (CAPOR) project has been implementing a peace-building initiative aimed at supporting peaceful coexistence and reintegration among communities in South Sudan using both main stream and alternative forms of media.
Recently, the project organised a classic fest at the Yei Freedom Square, under the theme ‘Different tribes one culture for peace and unity.’