UNHCR’s Mother and Baby Programs save lives every day

UNHCR’s Mother and Baby Programs save lives every day

“To see a woman die in childbirth is something you never get used to. These are mostly healthy women and pregnancy is not a disease. In most cases you know that a few simple actions—a few simple items—would have been enough to save the mother and child.” Nadine...
The Nun and the Bakery

The Nun and the Bakery

For nearly a decade, the small and dusty town of Dungu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been under attack. But while many women and girls throughout the region have been kidnapped and terrorised by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), others have survived...
Burundian Refugees Find Solace on Familiar Shores

Burundian Refugees Find Solace on Familiar Shores

It’s 5 p.m. and the sunlight is fading in the Congolese fishing village of Mboko, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, when we spot two wooden boats on the horizon. Immigration officials and local residents tell us the boats carry refugees from Burundi, where political...
Fleeing Bullets, and then Mosquitoes

Fleeing Bullets, and then Mosquitoes

 Agness and Flavia are close in age: between 18 and 24 months. Although they come from different families, they share a similar story. Their parents fled conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo several years ago and are now raising their children in Uganda’s...

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