Blind man given impossible choice

Jarrod Sierocki

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited displaced families at a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan, on June 19, where he held a Facebook Live event as part of a regional tour ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday, June 20. The video was released as part of a larger campaign around the release of the UNHCR’s Global Trends Report 2016 as well as World Refugee Day, slated to take place on June 20. The UNHCR has more information available on its website. Credit: UNHCR via Storyful

This boy, Batista, was raped in the middle of the night, one of thousands of victims of sexual violence which has plagued South Sudan. Picture: Bruno Bierrenbach Feder/AP

WHEN soldiers attacked and raided his village two years ago, Gatluok had no clue what lay in store.

The blind man soon learned he had to make a stark choice.

“Because of my blindness, I couldn’t run with the young men and so I was caught,” he told Amnesty International.

“They told me to choose if I wanted to …

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