South Sudan – Homes
Mothers have built the safest homes of the world’s newest country
We’re exploring how South Sudanese mothers, amidst their own trauma in conflict, must create homes for a generation of South Sudanese children growing up in camps in Northern Uganda, and in South Sudan. We talked to mothers about building homes: the literal building of the physical house, and turning it into a home.
Of the millions displaced, about 85% are women and children.
We interviewed Mary, who gave birth to a child at three different stages of war and resettlement, and followed her as she took her one day old baby home. We spoke to Grace, who is now a surrogate mother to about 12 children, many of them orphans. Her physically abusive husband left her upon finding out she took these children in.
It’s a chance to talk about the ongoing crisis in South Sudan through the lens and dangers of motherhood.