Chuol.Age9.SouthSudan.2.2MillionDisplaced.4.6MillionHungry.LynseyAddario.NYT

It’s important, with all the uproar lately about refugees, to remember how many of them are children. Chuol is a 9-year-old boy from South Sudan, where a brutal civil war is raging over rival claims to oil money. Some 2.2 million people have been displaced, the Episcopal Bishop of Bor is living in a UN refugee camp, and 4.6 million are facing famine. Chuol has seen women in his village raped, men murdered, his father and grandfather herded into a hut and burned alive. He and his grandmother escaped into the swamps near the mouth of the Nile, sure that crocodiles would get them if soldiers didn’t, till at last they found refuge on an island with 80,000 others. Eventually a lull in fighting allowed food to get through, and he’s now living in a refugee camp in Kenya. (Lynsey Addario/The New York Times)

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