Oxfam staff distributing water treatment kits in Juba, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran / Oxfam
By Loice Kiden I became a refugee at the age of seven. I remember crouching in the dark and hearing the sound of gunfire and bombs. All of a sudden, everything had changed: I had no choice but to flee my home in Lainya, South Sudan and walk barefoot for seven days. I winced as I saw traces of blood...
Make peace, not war. Robert Fogarty/Oxfam
Five years on since the start of the conflict, the ones who have lost so much – South Sudanese refugees – are the ones laying the groundwork for peace.
 Tahrir, 25, a mother of 4 children, holds her baby in Padding, in Jonglei, South Sudan. Albert González Farran/Oxfam
There is fear that this peace is only ink on paper, and only for a small clique of elites. Ordinary people must be more engaged if they are to trust that this agreement finally means lasting peace.
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