These are events that happened in the story.
When Salva was at school, there was a bombing in their town so they had to run away. (It was during the 2nd Sudanese Civil War)
Salva's tribe is walking to a refugee camp and he learns his Uncle is part of the tribe too.
Salva's tribe comes across a refugee camp.
Salva flies to Rochester, New York to meet his new family.
Salva starts a company called Water for Sudan that drills wells for poor towns in Sudan.
Historical events that happened during the story time.
There were 2,000,000 deaths in the 2nd Sudanese Civil War.
The book "A Long Walk To Water" takes place during the 2nd Sudanese Civil War.
Another war during that time period is the Cold War.
In May 1986, the Sadiq al-Mahdi government coalition began peace negotiations with the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) led by Col. John Garang.
Water For Sudan has drilled 137 water wells since 2005.