Atrocities have been done in our country, even now I don’t even know if my family are alive or dead because there is no contact with them.
I try to go to work every day – I go to work in the school as a kitchen assistant - but in the back of my mind think about my family and the way they are living in South Sudan. That’s why I want this peace to come. It doesn’t matter how it is going to come but it has to come because the poorest, they are the ones who are suffering.
Being South Sudanese is a great gift. I am here today living in the UK. I was not born in Britain but they respected me as a citizen. Where I am living now, I’ve got a lot of friends from different ethnic backgrounds, they could be Bangladeshi, British, from the midlands, Yorkshire - anywhere and they are still my friend because we are sharing and living in the same country and we have respect between us. That’s what unites us as human beings. You respect me and I respect you.
For me the peace is very important to come. That’s how I see it. Maybe one day if we come together and unite together as community, the peace will come.