Portrait of a refugee !
18 months of horrific bloodshed in Central African Republic (CAR) left more than 400,000 people internally displaced and some 200,000 fleeing into neighboring countries. In February 2014 there were more than 62,000 people from CAR registered as refugees in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with almost 90% of them living in three refugee camps located in the Province of Equateur, North-Western DRC – Mole camp in the town of Zongo, Inke camp in Gbadolite and Boyabu camp in Libenge.
Boyabu camp. One of the refugees carrying a sac with maze flower to the food distribution center.
Few hundreds refugees queuing up to receive their rations – maze flour , cooking oil, salt and soap.
More than 12,000 refugees from Central African Republic found refuge in Boyabu refugee camp.
Food assistance was a challenge (in Mar 2014) with quantities distributed as monthly rations being insufficient.
Isolation of the areas also considerably hindered the movement and delivery of humanitarian aid.
18 months of horrific violence in Central African Republic has left thousands dead and almost a quarter of the country’s population homeless and displaced within CAR or in the neighboring countries.