I almost didn’t recognize him, he’d grown so much in the past year. But he had no difficulty recognizing me, and positively could not stand still in his excitement in our presence.
After a brief exchange he filled his water skins and begged us to remove our camp away to where he had set up.
It was a caution he always practiced. And as it proved, a more comfortable place to pass the night.
Today we filled the rest of his water skins and we set off for their place deep in the desert.
Mawuli explained that they have been stranded there for months now. Their numbers keep growing as his parents invite injured and castoff people into their group.