February 11, 2013 (BOR/JUBA) – In a green valley beside the River Nile lies a village dotted with grass-thatched huts where an isolated 140 people call home. Children play outside and others pump water from the borehole, as elderly women loiter around the compound half naked. Located in Malek, about 20km south of Bor, the capital of South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the village was established in the 1930s to house people suffering from leprosy, according to local elders. Leprosy victims sought (...)
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