On the Road to Safety

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    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.

    For more information on the 'Gimme Shelter' humanitarian appeal, please visite our website: www.unhcr.org

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    1. Weaselmcfee 63 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this information, thank you for the photo and your time... this is a dire situation and has been for many .. people and years ... the plight of the forgotten, the ones of no words... you have remembered here, and thank you. This is a neighbor to many of the children I know and help in Uganda ... life can be so harsh, cruel, just a cup of oat meal can help... seriously people... so please, please, these people/women/children just a cup of gruelle?


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