Nepal Earthquake Survivors Look to the Future

Nepal Earthquake Survivors Look to the Future

One month ago, a devastating earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale destroyed the homes of more than 2.5 million Nepalis. Now begins a race to build temporary shelters before the heavy monsoon rains arrive in June. But rebuilding homes in the flattened rural...
After the Earthquake, Nepal Braces for Monsoons

After the Earthquake, Nepal Braces for Monsoons

Dhan Bahadur Tamang, 66, built his two-storey house 35 years ago on a ledge just above a winding dirt road. It is only three hours by car from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, but so isolated by the nearly vertical mountains that it feels like another world. From the front...
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...
A Broken Family Escapes Fighting in Yemen

A Broken Family Escapes Fighting in Yemen

Fairuz and his wife Hannah can’t stop crying. They are crying for their broken country, Yemen, but above all for their broken family. His eyes red with grief, Fairuz explains how their eldest son, Adeeb, 27, was too terrified to join them as they ran a gauntlet of...
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...
A new start in Sweden

A new start in Sweden

  It has been just over a year since Mahmoud and his family were resettled in the small town of Torsby in central Sweden. Coming here was a dream come true for this young Syrian boy who, like so many of his generation, suffered the traumas of war only to discover...
A Long and Perilous Route to Safety

A Long and Perilous Route to Safety

The sun is still rising in the Congolese sky, but Jean is already busy cleaning the small garden in front of his new house in Bili refugee camp. He greets me with a wide smile. After nearly two years on the run from violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), he...
A Sister’s Courage

A Sister’s Courage

Most of all, Hala misses her mother’s bedtime stories. “I was playing outside when our house crumbled,” she says. “I saw people carrying my mom downstairs.” Is Hala smiling, or about to cry? I’m not sure. I’ve finally gathered the courage to ask her what happened....

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