Nyalang and her little sister were taken from their home in broad daylight.
Abductions of women and children are commonplace in South Sudan. Girls are vulnerable to rape and sexual assault, while boys are recruited as soliders.
“After we were abducted, we walked for more than 14 days, through the bushes,” says Nyalang. “We barely had anything to eat or to drink. Once I asked for water for my little sister. I was beaten.”
Thankfully, UNICEF and partners were able to help secure Nyalang’s release, and reunited her with her family. Yet a year on, it has been a long and painful road for Nyalak and her sister.
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