Lulu the lost dog

Lulu the lost dog

When fighting broke out in Juba, South Sudan, in July 2016, MAF was forced to evacuate its team of international staff and families.

Leaving at very short notice, they had to say goodbye to friends and colleagues – not knowing if they would ever return to this war-torn country.

For MAF Pilot Eivind Lindtjoern and his family, this meant waving a sad farewell to their dog Lulu, whom they'd had since she was a puppy.

A kind friend agreed to re-home Lulu, but they lived on the other side of Juba in a neighbourhood unfamiliar to her. Lulu didn’t settle well and, after a couple of months, she tunnelled out of her new home to roam the tense streets of Juba.

The Lindtjoerns feared the worst – that their four-legged friend had become another casualty of the ongoing instability in the world’s newest country.  But that is not where the story ends – incredibly Lulu found her way back to her family and has since started a new life in a new country.