Alek Wek meets Sudanese refugee children

South Sudanese refugee kids UNHCR-V.Tan

Photo by UNHCR/V. Tan/2011.

Alek Wek meets Sudanese children in refugee camps in South Sudan. Sudanese refugee children from Sudan’s Blue Nile State collect water from boreholes that were drilled in Doro camp to accommodate their urgent needs and to clean themselves. Families receive relief supplies from UNHCR, including plastic sheets, sleeping mats, blankets, buckets, jerry cans, kitchen sets and mosquito nets.

Alek Wek in South Sudan

Photo by UNHCR/B. Sokol/2012

But Alek learnt about the lack of education. She was told by a refugee mother that her children had to walk for two or three hours to get to a secondary school. “Over and over again I heard people talking about the need for education. Girls particularly need access to education in South Sudan.”

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