Displaced South Sudanese women sit at dawn in the grounds of St. Theresa’s cathedral in Juba, on January 13, 2014. About 32,000 refugees have fled to Uganda and a total of around 10,000 others have gone to Ethiopia and Kenya, while more than 350,000 are internally displaced within South Sudan, the United Nations says. (Phil Moore/AFP)
Three children walk through a spontaneous camp for internally displaced persons at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan base in Juba, on January 9, 2014. Over 17,000 people are living at the base, with new arrivals every day, due to ongoing conflict in the world’s youngest nation.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, Goma : Displaced Congolese flee on July 15, 2013 the area of Kanyarucinya through Munigi on the outskirts of Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At least 130 people were killed, including 10 soldiers, in the deadliest clashes in months between troops and rebels in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government said on July 15. Fierce fighting broke out on July 14 outside the flashpoint city of Goma between the Congolese army and the M23 rebels, an armed group launched by Tutsi former soldiers who mutinied in April 2012. The clashes continued on July 15 between Congolese armed forces and M23 rebels, causing several thousands of people to flee. AFP PHOTO / PHIL MOORE
Two women stood atop a hill above Mushaki, eastern Congo, Nov. 29, 2012. Rebels began to withdraw from the mineral-trading city of Goma, a rebel spokesman said Wednesday, providing some breathing space for a beleaguered Congolese government.
A displaced Congolese family stands at the top of a hill overlooking Sake and Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on November 23, 2012. Tensions were high in the area after M23 repelled an attack by goverment troops yesterday, causing tens of thousands to flee the area around Sake.
Two displaced Congolese women stand above new homes built in a camp for the internally displaced in Katoyi in Masisi territory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu on Monday, June 4, 2012. Katoyi has seen four waves of people arriving since last September following fights in the area between FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) and Maï-Maï armed groups. The most recent wave, beginning on May 14, has brought some 1500 families to Katoyi fleeing what they describe as attacks by the Maï Maï Raïa Mutomboki armed group, with various sources in Katoyi confirming the deaths of over 100 people over the past few weeks.