Displaced people raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui’s airport where 100.000 people have found shelter. Strife-torn Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, a Unicef official warned on January 9, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps. Read more
People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Christians and Muslims used to live to together in relative harmony in Bossangoa, but now religious tensions are high and the two sides live in camps separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes. Read more
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An elderly Kachin refugee woman making a broom at the Janmai Baptist camp, Myitkyina, Kachin State. Thousands of local people left their homes and took shelter in refugee camps to escape the ongoing battles between the Myanmar government’s troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
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Children attend classes at Save the Children’s Early Childhood Care and Development pre-school at a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Chronically malnourished children struggle to read and write simple sentences, whatever their level of schooling, according to research by the charity. The report Food for Thought shows that eight-year-olds who are stunted by malnutrition are 19% more likely to make a mistake reading simple sentences.
A Syrian refugee boy stands in front of a large Syrian opposition flag at Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria on Thursday. Read more