She also returned to South Sudan with the United Nations Refugee Agency and says the current situation in her birth country is “heartbreaking”.
SUPERMODEL ALEK Wek responded to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o’s recent tribute by returning praises to the 12 Years A Slave star.
“I knew that there was a conflict but I was very saddened that we had to leave. But not just that, you are [left] vulnerable.” Wek did not see her mother for two years after arriving in London, her father died when the family reached Khartoum after walking for two and a half weeks.
Wek is a refugee herself who fled Sudan in the 1990s during the civil war.Speaking to the as part of their 100 Women series, Wek, 38, said the current situation is “very painful to see”. There are people who can look out for other human beings, there are people who can speak up when something is not right and say this is wrong and something should be done.The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.The supermodel, Alek Wek has said more needs to be done to help those caught up in the refugee crisis, as in 2015 “we shouldn’t be seeing children washed up”.
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