Tired of War – Laeticia’s Story

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace

“I am tired of war. I am really tired of war.”

Today, on International Day of Living Together in Peace, we take a look at South Sudan, where violent inter-tribal and -ethnic conflict has left 2.5 million South Sudanese citizens as refugees, more than 1.8 million internally displaced, and well over 50,000 dead. Yet despite this, hope is rising.

This is the story of Laeticia:

Generations For Peace is devastated by the violence that has plagued this young country since its birth less than seven years ago, but we are inspired by our volunteers, who contribute to the promotion of reconciliation between Dinka and Nuer tribes, helping ensure the transformation of conflict and the building of peace using simple, sport-based activities to create safe spaces in which youth from each background can interact.

Violence is not the only response to conflict. In spite of heart-breaking violent conflict, a  more peaceful world is possible when we work together, starting today and extending to future generations. Today, on International Day of Living Together in Peace, we celebrate that reality.

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