War has forced millions of families to flee their homes

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Alek Wek tells Naomi’s Story

Supermodel Alek Wek meets Naomi, a grandmother who lost three sons in the conflict…

Alek Wek meets Sudanese returnees

Supermodel and former refugeeAlek Wek was inspired by returnees’ determination; there was still so much hope and pride…

Alek Wek’s Story, Model and Designer

Alek Wek fled her country when she was five; the Sudanese supermodel tells her story…

Alek Wek meets Sudanese refugee children

Supermodel Alek Wek meets refugee children and is reminded how important education is…

Alek Wek’s hope for her country

Supermodel Alek Wek was comforted by the strong stories of resilience, believing anything is possible…

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Sara’s story, Romania

Sara fled Iraq for Syria, but after the conflict erupted she had to leave the country. Now Sara and his son are waiting in Romania to be resettled to a third country.

I can’t compare Malaysia to home. There is a saying that is “There is no place like home”...

I can’t compare Malaysia to home. There is a saying that is “There is no place like home”, the things that I used to do, the language that I used to speak, the families, my neighbourhood, I can’t find them here. The friends I had in Somalia, I consider them my family, and I grew up with some of them. You can’t replace such things with another but […]

Adi’s story, Bulgaria

Adi, a Syrian refugee was a computer teacher in a secondary school. Now she doesn’t even have a phone.

David’s Story, Central African Republic

“It is weird how one can pass from covering the turmoil in his country to being a victim of the violence.”

Mary Lupumba: Congolese refugee girl champions education

“My parents fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s South Kivu and arrived in Zambia 17 years ago when I was a baby. All I know about the DRC is what my parents tell me about my home country. Life as a refugee in an urban area, with parents residing in Lusaka on medical […]

Luz: courage through Butterflies

For six years, Luz remained silent for fear of reprisal and the stigma and taboo surrounding rape. But since joining Butterflies, she has found the courage to speak out…

Dorothy’s Story, Burundi

Dorothy fled the Democratic Republic of Congo after one of her son was murdered and her other son fled to Malawi; They will soon be reunited…

Ahmed’s Story, Niger

Ahmed, 34 years old Malian refugee, escaped to Niger with his family in search of safety and security.

1 family torn apart by war is too many

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