|Black in the Hard Life 2004
by Stephenal Thakiy
2007 • 022
Acrylic on Canvas.
38 x 21 inches / 96 x 53.3 cm
Lent by the Sudanese Education Fund
talking about the suffering of people in
To me, refugees suffer – there is no way you can avoid that. There are hundreds of thousands of refugees around the world and even the people working for the United Nations High Commission themselves will tell you there is no way they can control – they are trying to help, to minimize the problem, but they cannot carry it out with all the things that are facing the refugees. But this – to be cut, blood, there are no clinics and no medicine for all this and I think that in the refugee camp it is a daily thing you can see.
Usually back in the village, people would have guinea worm. The only way to treat them is to break the skin. There are people who know how to do it, so they usually sharpen a nail, or anything that can be sharpened, and penetrate the skin. Then they squeeze it out.