The conflict in South Sudan has impacted millions; however it is not just violence that has destroyed lives. Lack of basic health services, disease outbreaks, and high rates of chronic malnutrition have been made worse by the conflict. As the violence increases, aid workers may be forced to return home and leave already vulnerable communities without essential services.
In February 2016, Batoul packed a bag, carried her four-month-old baby, and headed into the unknown all by herself. She travelled thousands of kilometres and faced many obstacles until she reached Serbia in June later that year. She is determined to make it to Germany and reunite with her husband.
Summer marks the start of the wedding season in Canada - but imagine planning a wedding in the midst of a war zone. Twenty-six-year-old Hana Al-Showafi finally married her fiancé after much postponing, despite the ongoing war in Yemen.