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Tabu - Uganda

"That's when the soldiers entered the town. Anyone they saw, they shot."

”I ran away with my two sisters but we lost our parents. We don't know where they are. I worry about them all the time.” Tabu, a refugee from South Sudan, works as a Red Cross volunteer in a Ugandan refugee camp.

“There were five other children who ran away with us. They are not mine but now I am looking after them. When we found them they didn't even have clothes.” For two weeks after they fled the group walked through the bush sometimes sleeping in churches or in the open.

Life used to be good in South Sudan, she says. “We used to be able to eat whenever we wanted. It's only the war that changed things.” Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series. Photo: IFRC/Tommy Trenchard/Panos.