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Henning Mankell

War has forced millions of families to flee their homes

This is the most urgent story of our time

"When I was 17 or 18 years old I met some refugees from South Africa who had fled apartheid, and I realized that no one flees without very strong cause."

Henning Mankell visited a refugee settlement and a transit centre in Uganda, neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Henning Mankell’s strongest memory

If I were to choose one thing, it was when we went to the health centre in Rwamwanja settlement…

Henning Mankell tells Liberata’s Story

Liberata fled her village, and in the panic, was separated from her son. Henning Mankell visits them reunited…

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Gogo Hukportie's story, Uganda

Gogo Hukportie's story, Uganda

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Tibo Rogers, Australia for UNHCR Frontliner and former refugee

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1 family torn apart by war is too many

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