CNN iReporter Patricia Smith
Traveling on the road from Gulu, Uganda Africa to Atiak, Uganda --
Met hundreds of Sudan Refugees travelling South seeking safety and refuge from the recent war outbreak in South Sudan. They were in cars and trucks. They came in buses and on lorry trucks which transported many atop of anything they could carry. Smoke could even been seen from Atiak which is approximately 40 km or 25 miles from the South Sudan border.
All of the lorries were overcrowded and overloaded. Some were even broken down on the side of the road while the people hopelessly waundered around. The men, women and children looked tired and hot --- and kinda lost. It was a sad and very incredible site ---- very unbelievable, surreal and haunting.
It is one thing to view this tragedy on television ---but to experience it up close and personal was horrific.
I tried thinking how I would feel in their place and could not even imagine....wondering in the back of my head how did I get so blessed to be born in the greatest nation in this world and not here in Africa.
What is even sadder is that we do live in the greatest nation in the world and not appreciate what we have!!!
Atiak, Uganda Africa
July 16, 2016
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