Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • Mai Gad, DCA
Achol Thon is carrying a baby, Amuor, on her front. If you look carefully, she is also carrying a baby, Athok, on her back. Thon is 25 years old and mother to twin 10-month-old girls, as well as two other children aged three and five. She has come to collect the basic support given from ACT member the Lutheran World Federation and partners in Nyumanzi settlement.
About 65 percent of people fleeing fighting in their homeland are children under 18. In total, 87 percent are women and children, according to the UNHCR.