As one year ends, Central African refugees make a wish for 2015
UNHCR, 08 Jan 2015
As people around the world ushered in the New Year last week, refugees at a camp in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo joined in the celebrations, uncertain of what 2015 will bring them. And they put on a pretty good show with a Michael Jackson lookalike warming up the crowds of revellers at ...
Cash grants transform life in Congo camp for CAR refugees
UNHCR, 03 Oct 2014
The market in Mole refugee camp was buzzing on a recent Saturday morning, with stalls selling everything from fish, goat meat, cassava and vegetables to clothes, cosmetics, household items and electronic equipment. Just two months earlier, the place had been half empty. That all changed when the Wor...
Capoeira brings leisure and peace-building for refugees in northern DR Congo
UNHCR, 19 Sep 2014
It's a hot, muggy Saturday afternoon in the Mole refugee camp, but while many people are taking a siesta, a hardy group of young men and women are indulging in their new obsession – capoeira. The Brazilian martial art includes elements of dance, acrobatics and music, and it is keeping people occupie...
Bijou’s Story, Democratic Republic of Congo
UNHCR, 30 Jun 2014
Bijou Ngunzoni Fatuma, 42, is a refugee from Central African Republic living in Boyabu camp in Equateur, province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her torment began on the 6th May 2013 when her husband and his second wife were assassinated. “My neighbor came running to tell me that my husband an...