From the Sante Fe + New Mexican
In this photo taken Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, American Katie Talbott, 23, holds one of the 10 orphans her mother Kim Campbell and stepfather Brad Campbell are raising, at the United Nations camp where they have taken shelter along with many other displaced people, in Malakal, South Sudan. Brad and Kim Campbell from Nebraska have been feeding, clothing, educating and parenting 10 South Sudanese children for nearly two years but now they are desperately seeking a way to protect them after their life was upended on Christmas Day when full-fledged war broke out where they live in Malakal, and everyone fled to seek shelter at a nearby U.N. base. Ben Curtis/The Associated Press. Read the Sante Fe + New Mexican article...
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MALAKAL, South Sudan — As an artist in Brooklyn working on a design for the World Trade Center memorial, Bradley Campbell chose water as a central element because it symbolized life, rejuvenation and rebirth.
A decade later and half a world away, the water that aid workers provided to Mr. Campbell, now a pastor, to his family and to the 10 orphans under their care was the difference between life and death.
As many as 22,000 people from around the world — from France and New Zealand, Ethiopia and South Africa — have found themselves at a camp set up inside a United Nations peacekeeping base just outside the northern city of Malakal. They are bound together by hunger and thirst, fear of the soldiers and rebels fighting outside, and a desire to go somewhere safe.
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