Displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Tanganyika province, Augustine is now living at a site for internally displaced people in the provincial capital, Kalemie. She’s one of many anxious and grieving parents here.
For many refugees and migrants, Europe begins in the deserts of Niger and Mali. From those countries, the routes snake north, through Libya, or sometimes with an abrupt swing left through Algeria and back into Libya. That’s how the smugglers try to avoid increased vigilance on the Niger-Libya border to slow the flow.
Abdul Kader and his family moved from one neighbourhood to another five times inside Homs in Syria, as brutal fighting closed in around them. Now, he is determined to rebuild his home and life.