Fugir de l’infern amb un somriure

  • La història d’un nen que gairebé perd la infància després d’extraviar-se a la guerra del Sudan del Sud
  • 29 July 2016. Juba: Ramadan Mohammed (5 years old) is pictured alone in a classroom of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Juba, South Sudan, where he and his family have been temporary accommodated. Ramadan was lost and separated from his parents for two weeks after an intense fighting between Government and opposition forces broke out in Juba, South Sudan, on July 8. Ramadan and his family used to live near the Jebel Juba. When the fighting started, he was suddenly alone and ended in a church with other hundreds of displaced people who took take care of him until he finally found out that his parents were in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC). Ramadan still suffers emotional and psychological stress and he barely eats and talks.  According to the UN, hundreds of people were killed, many wounded and 36,000 fled their homes after days of intense gun battles between Government and opposition forces that started on July 8 in the capital of South Sudan. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNICEF

    Ramadà plora sol en un racó de l’escola on la seva família ha estat temporalment acollida. Foto de l’Albert González Farran – UNICEF

     
    Ramadà ElFaki té només cinc anys, però l’impacte de la guerra al Sudan del Sud és clarament visible. “Plora amb molta freqüència, tot just menja i està sempre sol,” diu el seu pare Mohammed molt preocupat.

    Durant els combats que hi va haver a Juba el 8 de juliol, el noi es va perdre mentre fugia amb els seus pares i germans de la seva llar a Jebel, una de les zones més afectades. Ramadà va seguir la multitud d’altres famílies desplaçades que buscaven aixopluc d’entre les bales i les bombes. Va passar dues setmanes en una església, fins que algú el va reconèixer i va contactar els seus pares, que s’havien allotjat al campament de desplaçats de l’ONU. El seu pare es va embarcar en un llarg i perillós camí a peu fins a la ciutat per rescatar-lo. “Els soldats em van colpejar diverses vegades,” Mohammed recorda mostrant una cicatriu al front.

    Els combats i la llarga separació han deixat Ramadà profundament afligit. “No ha dit una paraula des de llavors”, explica Mohammed.

    El peatge que la família va haver de pagar no s’acaba aquí. Un altre fill, Hissen, de només tres anys, va passar tota una setmana a la muntanya amb els soldats rebels, que es van fer càrrec d’ell fins que el van portar al campament. Hores abans, la mare de Ramadà, Joyce Sunday, va donar a llum a trigèmins que van morir tots poc després de la fugida.

    1 August 2016. Juba: Ramadan Mohammed (5 years old) plays with some of the toys donated by the UNICEF supported NGO Terre des Hommes, in a classroom of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Juba, South Sudan, where Ramadan has been temporary accommodated with his family.  Ramadan was lost and separated from his parents for two weeks after an intense fighting between Government and opposition forces broke out in Juba, South Sudan, on July 8. Ramadan and his family used to live near the Jebel Juba. When the fighting started, he was suddenly alone and ended in a church with other hundreds of displaced people who took take care of him until he finally found out that his parents were in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC). Ramadan still suffers emotional and psychological stress and he barely eats and talks.  According to the UN, hundreds of people were killed, many wounded and 36,000 fled their homes after days of intense gun battles between Government and opposition forces that started on July 8 in the capital of South Sudan. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNICEF

    Ramadà juga sol amb una pissarra donada per UNICEF. Foto de l’Albert González Farran – UNICEF

     
    Mohammed, Joyce i els seus cinc fills viuen ara amb altres dues famílies desplaçades en un petita classe del col·legi del campament. És un espai que la comunitat ofereix temporalment als nouvinguts que no tenen lloc més on dormir. “La nostra casa està destruïda, pel que no podrem tornar fins d’aquí a molt temps”, diu Mohammed.

    “Ramadà encara necessita temps per recuperar-se”, diuen experts psicòlegs. “Ha d’estar atès contínuament per la seva família i amics.” No obstant això, després de diverses setmanes, els seus primers somriures mostren certa esperança.

    3 August 2016. Juba: Ramadan Mohammed (5 years old) play with a blackboard donated by the UNICEF supported NGO Terre des Hommes, in a classroom of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Juba, South Sudan, where his family has been temporary accommodated.  Ramadan was lost and separated from his parents for two weeks after an intense fighting between Government and opposition forces broke out in Juba, South Sudan, on July 8. Ramadan and his family used to live near the Jebel Juba. When the fighting started, he was suddenly alone and ended in a church with other hundreds of displaced people who took take care of him until he finally found out that his parents were in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC). Ramadan still suffers emotional and psychological stress and he barely eats and talks.  According to the UN, hundreds of people were killed, many wounded and 36,000 fled their homes after days of intense gun battles between Government and opposition forces that started on July 8 in the capital of South Sudan. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran

    Ramadà somriu per primer cop jugant amb el seu germà. Foto de l’Albert González Farran


     
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