Just one day after he left Juba, fighting broke out between Government troops which quickly escalated causing many hundreds of civilian casualties. Although Leer itself has not yet seen any fighting, the local area has been declared as a State of Emergency and Peter quickly became effectively trapped there with all usual routes out closed.
It was a very anxious time for Peter as the deadline for returning to class in Nairobi approached. Fortunately, he managed to get a place on a specially chartered plane just this week, and after a long and hair raising journey he has finally made it back to Kenya. This would have been impossible without the help and ingenuity of our friend John Kong from Unido, Gua's partner in Leer. Our thanks go to John.
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