A journey of no return
In Sudan, 40 years of civil war between north and south have left 2 million dead. In 2011, a referendum saw 99% of southern Sudanese vote for the independence of their country. For fear of reprisals and to finally be free, 100,000 people therefore left the North, carrying the bare minimum in the direction of this new country that only the old ones knew. A perilous journey where you pile up all your possessions on dilapidated trucks or barges like floating cities. I was on those makeshift boats that go up the Nile, where the men sleep on the deck, the women and children under the tarpaulins, fleeing years of war and bullying. Each passing mile takes them away from the oppressor and closer to the dream of a better life. A journey of no return.