Luera, Nuba Mountains, Sudan, 2005. Leila Kapirerno, 35 years old, Oturo tribe. Leila lived in the barracks in Tabana during the war with her husband. In 1995, government soldiers captured her husband, torturing and killing him. Leaving her with six children. Afterwards, she hid in the caves in Frandel for a week, but government soldiers forced her and other displaced people out with tear gas and machine guns. One of her children was killed during the battle. Leila was forced to march with her hands tied behind her back. Along the march, two soldiers raped her together. Another two soldiers from the Oturo tribe recognized her and forced them to let her free. She had a child from the rape. During the war, she was tempted to go to the peace camps. But that would have meant living with the enemy. She stayed with the SPLA, and lost another child to hunger. She lives in Luera with five children. She can only afford to send 2 of her children to school, but her goal is to send them all.
From the nuba in sudan
[Credit : Francesco Zizola]
Afraid of the noise of the Sudanese Antonov (aircraft dropping bombs) Narsa 8, Iman, 3 and Uhaman 4, take refuge in of the caves in the mountains of Gigeba, South kordofan, Sudan. Despite the daily bombings, their parents have to go to the field everyday to feed their children. Children remain by themselves away from the explosions. The Sudanese government have been dropping bombs on Sudanese civilians for over one year and a half in South Kordofan. NGOs and journalists are forbidden from entering the region.
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