Lost Girls – Yar’s Story

Becoming a mother (Lost Girls, Part 9)

Yar and her brother lost all reason to believe their mother and sisters were alive, but they hung onto hope. Yar told her brother folk tales of their country, not …

Finding a Place (Lost Girls, Pt. 7)

When Yar read a posting in the Katuma Refugee Camp about Sudanese refugees being admitted to the United States, she jumped at the opportunity to change her circumstances. She applied …

Departure Day (Lost Girls, Pt. 6)

It has been a tough two weeks since the last installment of Yar’s story. Violence and fighting has escalated in current-day South Sudan. The country is in a dire situation. …

Surviving Camp (Lost Girls, Pt. 5)

So far, Yar journeyed hundreds of miles by foot to Ethiopia, back to Sudan, and then into Kenya, where she settled with thousands of other Sudanese in Kakuma refugee camp. …

Becoming Lost (Lost Girls, Pt. 4)

Yar’s reunion with her father and brother provided only momentary joy. Their arrival in Ethiopia brought short relief. Rebels overthrew the government in Ethiopia. These political changes led to attacks and …

A guardian angel (Lost Girls, Pt. 2)

In Part 1 of Lost Girls: Silent and Suffering, Yar shared how at the age of seven, she went from happily playing hopscotch to discovering the horrific attack on her …