The Last Meaningful Thing In The Arms Of A Refugee
"I've had this stick since I went blind six years ago. My son led me along the road with it. Without it, and him, I would be dead now." Photographer Brian Sokol reports on the refugees of Sudan.
Brian Sokol’s ongoing photo series “The Most Important Thing” captures the faces and stories of refugees forced to flee their homes due to heinous conflicts, leaving with the last meaningful object they were able to escape with.
In the first chapter published by BuzzFeed, Brian documented the faces and stories of those affected by the Syrian Civil War.
In this second chapter, Brian focuses on those displaced by the horrendous conflict in Southern Sudan. There were approximately 400,000 new refugees registered between January and August 2014, while according to U.N. figures there are now 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sudan.