Monday, 8 September 2008

Memories of Sweetville

Have been to a village a few kilometres away and met some of the people, mostly women . There were some teenage girls and boys there who were just kids when the war separated them from their families and many saw family members and friends killed. Some of them were even recruited as child soldiers themselves. Thinking back to what I was doing at their age (mostly thinking about girls), it’s almost impossible to understand what these young people have been through and the choices they’ve had to make. Some of them have been trying to trace what’s left of their families through the Red Cross. This is done by filling in a form, giving as much information as possible about the relative they’re trying to find and how they were separated – maybe drawing a map. The Red Cross uses its global network to try and put them back in touch – and that can lead to them being reunited with their missing loved ones.