Photography of the third journey
This time things were not going well in the Mountains. The loss of large areas had deminished the moral of both civilians and soldiers to a near collapse. There was to be a conference of all the officers in the area, where Ismael Khamis and Yusif Karra would have to face severe criticism. They might have to step down.
This development interested me more than the fate of the displaced people from Brham, but there was no telling when the conference would start. So I walked from Heiban to Ngaorban county and teamed up with Timo again, my guide on the second journey.
We made a tour of about ten days visiting several displaced communities. The misery and, above all, the anger of many people literally made me cry. It was shocking to see how the war had robbed them of everything, how they had lost hope and had become cynical. There were still kind people, there were still some wonderful moments, but something had been broken.
Back in Lueri the officers' conference was all but over. I just managed to photograph most of the attendants.
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