On the Line Winnipeg

Rebecca Deng was in South Sudan this summer moving sewing machines for women when a killing spree left hundreds dead

By Austin Grabish | 

Rebecca Deng isn’t giving up hope.

The ‘Lost girl,’ who got swept up in a violent killing spree that left hundreds dead this summer has returned to Winnipeg and wants to continue building peace for her home country.

“It is what it is. We can’t take it back we just need to move forward,” Deng said Wednesday evening at the South Sudanese Community Centre.

Deng returned to Winnipeg Aug. 30 after venturing on a women’s peacekeeping mission to Bor, South Sudan. The trip came to a crashing halt after a brutal clash between the country’s military and rebel forces erupted.

Members of Winnipeg’s South Sudanese community held a moment of silence for the hundreds that were killed. Silver ribbons were also tied around everyone’s wrist to…

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