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Twenty-year-old law student Fatoumata with her baby niece and […]
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A Snapshot of Life for the Displaced in Mali's Capital, Bamako

Added: 10 Dec 2012

Almost a year after fighting erupted in northern Mali between government troops and a Tuareg rebel movement, almost 200,000 people are internally displaced in Mali. Most have fled to areas in the south of the county, including Segou, Mopti, Kayes and the capital, Bamako, where some 47,000 people have […]
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A Syrian woman wraps up against the cold shortly after arriving […]
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Refugees prepare for winter in Jordan's Za'atari camp

Added: 10 Dec 2012

Life in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp is hard. Scorching hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter, this flat, arid patch of land near the border with Syria was almost empty when the camp opened in July. Today, it hosts more than 31,000 Syrians who have fled the conflict in their country. The […]
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Furaha is bedridden in her home, a tent in the camp of Kigeme. […]
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The suffering and strength of displaced Congolese women

Added: 07 Dec 2012

During the ceaseless cycle of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, it is the vulnerable who suffer the most, especially women and children. The issue of widespread sexual and gender-based violence is a major concern for UNHCR, but it never goes away. The refugee agency has received dozens […]
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These rows of homes in Kigeme are built on terraces dug out of […]
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Kigeme: A home carved from the hills for Congolese refugees

Added: 06 Dec 2012

The Kigeme refugee camp in Rwanda's Southern province was reopened in June 2012 after thousands of Congolese civilians started fleeing across the border when fighting erupted in late April between Democratic Republic of the Congo government forces and fighters of the rebel M23 movement. Built on terraced […]
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A view of some of the shelters at Mugunga III under a dramatic […]
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Uncertain future for displaced family in eastern Congo camp

Added: 27 Nov 2012

Barely six months after heavy fighting erupted in late April in eastern Congo's North Kivu province, the rebel M23 movement of army defectors captured the provincial capital of Goma from government forces. The rebel advance caused tens of thousands to flee their homes, adding to the more than 220,000 […]
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