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Refugees. Those eyes witnessed a terrible story. These children were born in a refugee camp … they have never seen their home country. The pain. “My life has hopeless hope which moves on like water without a destination, accepting everything that comes along the stream of life.” Prahlad.
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These children were born in a refugee camp … they have never seen their home country.
“My life has hopeless hope which moves on like water without a destination, accepting everything that comes along the stream of life.” Prahlad
"I fled from my village when I saw people attacking the neighbouring village. I heard the machine guns and bombs, and I could see the light from the burning houses in the dark night. All my five children survived, but two of my brothers where killed during the attack, and my husband is not with me anymore," Please credit: Bjarne Ussing
This baby had not had any water to drink all day. When the water tankers arrived, before she could give the baby anything to drink, she first had to wet the baby’s head. Otherwise, the cool, clean water might have sent the baby into shock.Please credit: Caroline Waterman
I remember being so afraid. I was only 13 then… The roads were empty except for wild animals and army vehicles. Every time an arm truck came along the road, we all ran to hide in the bushes. Rupa Rai
“I used to own 30 cows. Now only three are left. The cows all look like me - we are all starving."Please credit: Caroline Waterman
At the Lutheran World Federation feeding center, the scale confirms what is already all too visible: Jonas is seriously underweight. ”He started to go weak and limp two weeks ago. But what could we do? We are hungry all the time. We haven’t had anything to plant, or any employment,” says his mother. Please credit: Martti Lintunen
The Lutheran World Federation drilled a well in this refugee camp. At this well, a long line of jerry cans waits to be filled.Please credit: Jenny Williams, LWF-ACT
A boy farming in a refugee camp. Please credit: Jenny Williams, LWF-ACT
Waiting for water in Touloum Camp in Sudan. In June, the drilling rig could find only 20 tons of water for the refugees, but they needed 120-140 tons of water per day. The rest of the water is supplied by trucks, one hour's drive away, on a horrible road of sand. The refugees have set their water jerry cans on a row, waiting for the truck.Please credit: Bjarne Ussing
"Even the clothes I had on burned when people attacked my village. I tried to find all my children during the attack, but I didn't succeed. I lost three of them, and I don't know if they are dead or alive." Please credit: Bjarne Ussing, DanChurchAid/ACT International
Bags of grain are piled up for a monthly distribution.Please credit: John Robinson
Abdullah is one of the refugees who is helping put up tents in the refugee camps. "People who have escaped from the violence have an incredible sense of survival. They don't give up,"Please credit: Hege Opseth, NCA/ACT International
Many people were starving when they first arrived in the city, having existed on wild fruit and herbs. Many people also died along the way.Please credit: Hege Opseth NCA/ACT International
Today, the longing for what was once dear to them - their homes and villages - is as strong as ever. Billy Samuel, one of thousands of children born and raised in the camp, dreams of one day achieving great things. "When I'm older I want to study engineering and design airplanes that can transport people to strange places."Please credit: Hege Opseth NCA/ACT International
It pains me very much to be a member of society living my life on international charity… It pains me very much to be a refugee. Prahlad
Amma Luise and her family explain how they saw many dead people and how they needed to escape in order to survive. Amma's brother and sister were killed during the fighting and she says, "Now it's more peaceful, and we don't fear for our lives anymore".Please credit: Hege Opseth
I wish our problem will be solved soon.I wish to lead my life as a normal person.I wish to live a dignified life. Rupa Rai
The poor and the homeless won’t always be forgotten and without hope. Psalm 9:18 Are you willing to offer hope?