In Eastern Ghouta, I came across a structure with smoke rising from it. Inside, a 45-year-old woman sat with her three children and elderly husband, who was unable to move, looking out through the opening where the door should have been. Outside, a young man with a cart hurried in our direction.
Over 8,000 Congolese have crossed Lake Tangyanika into Burundi since February, most travelling in small fishing boats. Aid agencies are expecting more than 15,000 Congolese refugees to arrive in Burundi, with fears the number could rise as high as 60,000.
“I am worried I will not be able to breastfeed my baby,” said Anna, mother of little Lexige. Lexige was born only a few days ago. His home is a refugee camp in the south-west of Burundi.
‘When we first came here, I used to put my son behind on my motorbike and drive daily to the border, which is very close, to show him the Syrian flag on the other side,’ says Abu Ahmad, sitting in the small courtyard that separates his two-room home from the kitchen and bathroom cor
Dudu Grace Edward is a 45-year-old single mother from South Sudan. She had to flee her home and is now living in a refugee settlement in Uganda. In total, more than 1 million people have fled to Uganda from South Sudan. Eighty-five percent of them are women and children. In July 2017 the other ca
Regina arrived at Rhino Camp, a settlement of South Sudanese refugees in northwest Uganda’s Arua district, in July 2016. She’d fled her home in South Sudan, with her five siblings and two of her children, the youngest only 2 months old.
A week ago, I was in Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh walking up hills of exposed sandy soil covered by endless bamboo and plastic huts that more than 800,000 refugees from Myanmar now call home. This camp has been referred to as one of the densest in the world and is certainly the densest
Harriet, 25, lives in Impevi, a settlement for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. She arrived at Impevi in March 2017 with her husband, parents, and two small daughters, the youngest barely 3 months old at the time. The family had fled their home in South Sudan, walking for days to reach safety i