James Lokusan, 10, holds a truck he made out of a box from the food distribution. For more pictures from the new @natgeo feature and a great text by @ninasabina24 check out the Toy story.
In Bidibidi, a remote refugee settlement in Uganda, South Sudanese kids create their own entertainment from mud, paper, and plastic. Here cardboard boxes from shipments of humanitarian supplies get a second chance as toy cars, trucks, and buses.
These kids would have been the first generation to grow up in an independent South Sudan, if war hadn’t so quickly dispelled them. Today, more than 1 million children have fled the country, building new lives in refugee camps scattered in Uganda and other neighbors of South Sudan. Even in the most remote places, kids learn how to entertain themselves and for the nearly 200,000 children living in Bidibidi the malleable red dirt provides something to play with.