Khadija in Kaga


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Khadija in Kaga

In December 2013, hundreds of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes when violence broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR). Today, more than 450,000 Central African refugees still remain in Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Congo. Despite peaceful elections held in February 2016, more than 415,000 people remain displaced. This is the case for Kadija, a 10-year-old girl, who told me about her journey since 2013, when her parents fled violence in Bangui to Chad but their camp closed and they had to return to CAR. Her parents were afraid and her mother was pregnant with her youngest brother. Once there, her father learned that a member of his family had been shot and that he had to go to his funeral in Bambari. He left her mother behind and Kadija has had no news since.

Christophe Da Silva

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