South Sudanese Refugee (31) Elected to Western Australia Parliament

Prior to their migration, her family spent about 10 years in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, which borders modern day South Sudan, after the death of her father during the Second Sudanese Civil War, which ran for 22 years and resulted in two million dead and four million people displaced.

As the eldest daughter, Ms Chuot was culturally obliged to help her mother to take care of the family as they settled into their new home in Australia.

“When I came here I couldn’t speak much English and I didn’t have an early childhood education because being a daughter of the family in South Sudan it means you have to be the one taking care of your siblings and you help your mother with a lot of things,” she said.

Source: WAtoday

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