Alek Wek’s hope for her country

Alek Wek in South Sudan

Photo by UNHCR/B. Sokol/2012.

Travelling to South Sudan brought back difficult memories for supermodel and former refugee Alek Wek. But she was comforted by the strong stories of resilience, women fleeing with their children to try and give them a better life.

“I had not been to South Sudan since 2005. This was my first trip home in a long time. I went there to remind my countrymen that anything is possible! South Sudan will be a vibrant nation again.”

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