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Carpentry skills offer refugee youth hope

Nadine Bahati was only 19 years old when she arrived at Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, in Uganda fleeing conflict in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nadine found herself being the bread winner in the family of four siblings. Ms Bahati says: “I began doing odd jobs like cooking and cleaning to make money […]

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Designing a new life

When the unrelenting bombs on Tunguli Village in Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan were too much to bear, Kaloka and his sister had no option but to join other villagers who were fleeing the terror of war. It’s now been two years since he got separated from his family, but he keeps hope alive that one day he will […]

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Life is what you make it

It is easy to assume that life in a refugee camp is all about desperation. But Achol Deng, 25, thinks otherwise. She is an astute business woman at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Turkana County, Kenya and owns a successful hotel business. Deng started her eatery six years ago, and it has steadily grown. “I […]

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Determined to make it

Hamdia Nasir Ibrahim is a 23-year-old Ethiopian asylum seeker and a mother of two who lives in Masala area of Hargeisa, Somaliland. She came to Somaliland in 2010 with them. “I am the bread winner of my children, aged two and half years and 11 months.  Currently, I work at NRC Norwegian Refugee Council and […]

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Giving hope to children orphaned by war

During civil strife children are orphaned while others get lost. Due to conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over the years, thousands of children have been orphaned, while others are faced with the difficulty of tracing their parents. Some of these children come along with neighbours or strangers to Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and in […]