Thousands of Congolese flee the IDP site and surrounding area in Kibati, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday, November 7, 2008. / UNHCR / P. Taggart / 7 November 2008
Most refugees flee to safety on foot. Others take tractors, cars, trucks, planes and in one famous case in Tanzania, they used the vessel Liemba, a former World War I German gunboat. Often refugees have time to collect only a few possessions before fleeing. Then they find many different and sometimes surprising ways to transport them. Their road to safety is often long, tiring and traumatizing, without being certain on where this safety will be found.
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