*Trigger Warning: Sexual assault
Women & Children in Emergencies
In the past year, more than 1.4 million people had to flee their homes because of continuous armed conflict in Mbujimayi, in the Oriental Kasai province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“I sold all the house assets so that I can afford to pay the rent and to feed my children," says 35-year-old Asala. The mother of four children had to leave her home and now lives in Amran in western central. The family fled their village after their house was destroyed by an airstrike.
The barricaded compounds, innumerable security checks and corner-by-corner police presence are constant reminders of the violence that the people of Afghanistan live with every day. So it would be easy to grow pessimistic about the future of the country.
Roida, 10, and her family fled violence near their home in a small village in Myanmar. She now lives in a shelter within the Balukhali camp with her mother, father and her three siblings.
“Worst conditions I have seen” in 20 years of working with refugees, says country director
Voices from the Lake Chad Basin