QUITO (September 13, 2018) - The international community urgently needs to step up funding and better coordinate their efforts to support hundreds of thousands of refugees from Venezuela, warns aid organization CARE.
Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time, fighting was raging in Ituri, her home province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mafi* holds her newborn daughter as she puts her hand gently on her little tummy. Shortly before fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo, four armed men raped Mafi and she became pregnant.
Anwar Begum walks through the muddy alleys of the refugee camp while juggling her 2-month-old and an umbrella. Her 4-year-old son Jaber follows close behind. It rained all morning and now, partly soaked, the family is finding its way back to the small, makeshift shelter of bamboo and tarp it call
Hot, arid, humid, muddy — the situation in Bangladesh camps, where hundreds of thousands of refugees from Myanmar have settled in the last year, changes drastically in a day.
Noor Kajol likes to stay busy. The 12-year-old fills her days studying Arabic, playing games with friends, and making art.
D. R. Congo: One of the World’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crises in Urgent Need of International Attention
A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017.