Tommy Trenchard

Bidi Bidi, Northern Region, Uganda

Malis Joseph, a refugee from South Sudan, checks crops in his plot of maize in Bidibidi refugee camp. He supports three wives, 21 of his own children and five unaccompanied nephews and nieces orphaned when his brother and sister in law were killed by government soldiers and Dinka tribesmen. 'The branches of the trees were cut by the firing. The soldiers set fire to the houses. We fled, but it was hard to know which direction to go. We couldn't go into the bush with the children, so we headed for Uganda by foot', he said. Caritas gave him tools, seeds and training. 'To people who have given money and support, may Almighty God bless you for taking care of refugees, without your help we would have been nowhere', he said. 'It's tough to be a refugee. You lose everything. You struggle to provide your children a future. You don't have anything in hand. There is the hunger. But it's better to be a refugee than somebody trying to kill you'.

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Tommy Trenchard
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Bidi Bidi, Northern Region
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Uganda
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