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Henning Mankell

War has forced millions of families to flee their homes

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Henning Mankell tells Liberata’s Story

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

"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.

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Henning Mankell’s strongest memory

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

Amin’s Story, Greece

“Really, why are you honouring me here today? I am not a hero. I have only escaped… what from? Well, from death of course!”

Naima Abdullahi’s Story, USA

Naima’s uncle was murdered in Ethiopia, her parents fled to Kenya as political refugees…

Obadiah Alimasi’s Story, Tanzania

“I pray that no matter how long it takes, I will be able to see the Congo one day.”

@MaherZain: So excited to be performing at the this year. Celebrating Butterflies!

Stateless in Britain: Nischal’s story

“I just want a place where I can say, ‘This is where I’m from’.

Neil Gaiman talks about Syrian refugees

Best-selling author and UNHCR High Profile Supporter, Neil Gaiman, has just returned from Jordan seeing UNHCR’s frontline work with Syrian refugees.

José Miguel’s Story, Ecuador

José Miguel, despite all the obstacles, continues to fight for his right to education. He is now studying Architecture at University in Ecuador.

Rebecca’s Story, Ghana

He broke down when telling that, during the flight, he lost his wife and newborn baby. That evening, 54 people arrived – all with a different story to tell…

1 family torn apart by war is too many

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