STORIES FROM THE FIELD

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"My only wish is to live the rest of my life in peace"

27.06.2017

"They even butcher old women like me," says Victoria Guo of the horrors that caused her to flee South Sudan and walk the entire way to Uganda. Here, she wants nothing else than live the remainder of her life in peace.

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When the breakfast bell tolls, the children come running

27.06.2017

At the reception center in Rhino camp in northwestern Uganda refugees spend their days before they are assigned plots. Here the Danish Refugee Council provides a safe haven for the newcomers, and three times a day the big kettl...

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Hunger and violence forced Alex and his family to flee

26.06.2017

Thousands of people from South Sudan continue to flee out of the country in search of safety and food. Civil war and famine have plagued the country for years making the civilian population live in constant fear for their lives...

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An Iraqi father’s journey into displacement

22.06.2017

Ramadan, a husband and a father of four children tells the story of saving his family after the so-called Islamic State took control of their town.

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A Father’s wish to register his daughter

22.06.2017

Adan, a Syrian refugee father living in Lebanon wants basic rights for his daughter, born on Father’s Day four years ago.

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Expanding business on World Refugee Day

21.06.2017

Harerimana, a 20-year-old woman and mother of a 1 month old baby daughter attended the World Refugee Day celebration Mtendeli refugee camp in Tanzania with her popular bread rolls to display and sell at the exhibition area.

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Women’s groups provide both friendship and a better life

30.05.2017

Life has improved significantly for 49-year-old Mary Yangi after she joined a women’s project which the Danish Refugee Council runs in Northwestern Uganda with support from Lise and Gudmund Jørgensen’s Foundation.

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"We walked for seven days to find food"

22.05.2017

In Southern Somalia, years of conflict makes it difficult to deliver humanitarian aid to rural areas. Combined with a disastrous drought, it has resulted in hundreds of thousands moving to city areas in search of food and water.

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Calm under pressure

09.05.2017

Not many people can imagine making a 12-hour journey on foot through a heavily mined mountain range, but that’s just one of several harrowing experiences in recent years that have shaped 21-year-old Hussam and developed in him ...

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Turning houses into homes for conflict-affected Iraqis in Tikrit

09.05.2017

Back in his hometown of Shirqat, Saleh used to spend care-free evenings laughing and joking in his garden surrounded by his family and relatives.