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Like many people living along the banks of the Oubangui River […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

The Most Important Thing: Central African Republic Refugees

Added: 24 Feb 2014

Over the past year, the UN refugee agency has run a series of photosets on its website by American photographer Brian Sokol focusing on the possessions that refugees take with them when they are forced to flee from their homes. We started last August with Sudanese refugees in South Sudan and have since […]
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First stop in Uganda: At Elegu, just 200 metres from the South […]
©UNHCR/F.Noy

Matiop's First Days as a Refugee in Uganda

Added: 21 Feb 2014

After fighting engulfed his hometown of Bor in South Sudan last December, Matiop Atem Angang fled with his extended family of 15 - including his 95-year-old mother, his six children and his sister's family. They left the capital of Jonglei state, one of the areas worst affected by the violence of the […]
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Fatouma, seen with one of her five children, left her village […]
©UNHCR/H. Caux

Thousands Start Afresh in Niger After Fleeing Nigeria

Added: 03 Feb 2014

In May 2013, the Nigerian government, responding to a surge in violence in the north-east of the country, declared a state of emergency in the volatile states of Borno, Adawama and Yobe. Many people fled to neighbouring Niger's Diffa region and to the Far North Region of Cameroon. Fresh violence in January […]
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A teenager displaced by recent violence washes clothes in a basin […]
©UNHCR/K.McKinsey

Displacement in South Sudan: A Camp Within a Camp

Added: 08 Jan 2014

In the three weeks since South Sudan erupted in violence, an estimated 200,000 South Sudanese have found themselves displaced within their own country. Some 57,000 have sought sanctuary at bases of UN peace-keepers across the country. These photos by UNHCR's Senior Regional Public Information Officer […]
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A displaced woman hangs out cloths to dry on razor wire at Bangui's […]
©UNHCR/S.Phelps

Central African Republic: Torn Apart by Violence

Added: 31 Dec 2013

Sectarian violence has been tearing the troubled Central African Republic apart over the past month, with an estimated 800,000 people forcibly displaced since the start of December. This includes some 400,000 in Bangui, the capital, and tens of thousands more in the beleaguered town of Bossangoa to the […]
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