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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.

Henning Mankell’s strongest memory

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

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Jeanine Nyagufi’s Story, Burundi

Jeanine has finally returned to her homeland after 20 years and her only hope is that her children will finally be able to attend school.

…I was angry and I wanted justice. However, participating in civil initiatives for justice in Belarus had dire consequences for me. I was threatened and arrested by the authorities.

…the decision to apply for asylum was difficult. But once I applied I was granted asylum in Lithuania. I knew no one in Lithuania, and all I had was $50…

Kat Graham touched by refugees’ strength

The American actress was moved by the stories of courage she heard as she met with various Syrian families…

Nathaniel’s Story, World University Service of Canada

On World Refugee Day, Nathaniel is not only reminded of the years he spent in a refugee camp, but also of great achievements…

Isaac’s Story, Uganda

Isaac Sempija is a Rwandan refugee who fled in 1994 to Uganda and managed to find his uncle who now looks after him and his younger brother.

1 family torn apart by war is too many

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