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Angelina sits outside her hut with a child on her lap
South Sudanese mothers struggle with mental health issues due to worsening hunger situation
It was the darkest night of Angelina’s life. The 36-year-old mother of six, who takes care of five other children as well, had not eaten in four days. Neither had the children in her care.  Inside her hut made of corrugated steel, she couldn’t sleep. Her mind raced, she felt a deep sense of hopelessness. “I decided to commit suicide to lessen the worry and not see my children sleeping hungry. As a mother, I was guilty and sad that I couldn’t provide for them,” she admits. She left her children asleep and walked out of her hut to end it all.
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