(Amnesty International) – “The life now is very difficult to us, I did up to primary school…I want to go to secondary school, but it is hard to go to secondary school because of the fighting…I want to be a doctor. I want to help my people.” This is 19-year old Michael.* Michael fled his village in Leer County in late April this year when it was attacked by government soldiers and their allied forces. We met Michael on a small island in the swamplands near Nyal in Panyijar County. Panyijar is a remote area in the southern part of the Unity State region and is one of the last remaining strongholds of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition. Many people have fled there during successive waves of fighting due to its relative safety.