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gilesduley

Giles Duley Photographer, writer, story-teller, Yeovil Town supporter. CEO Legacy of War Foundation http://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/41642/1/giles-duley-the-face-of-war-photo-series-save-the-children
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“to be honest, i am not that strong. i lost everything. i am not sure how to carry on.”
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26-year-old sylvie kapenga feels broken. she witnessed tragic violence when armed groups attacked her fellow villagers in tchissengue, killing and raping indiscriminately. living in angola in lóvua settlement is tough, with little food or clothes for her and her four children.
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reports of the gender based violence indicate it is the worst the region has witnessed in years.
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click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women.
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“life in the camp is not easy. it is the women who work, cook, look after the children. sometimes when i go into the woods to gather leaves, i dream of my past life.”
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35-year-old coco mawa fled violence in democratic republic of the congo, and crossed the border to lóvua settlement, angola to save her own life.
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coco is one 13,000 congolese refugees in lóvua settlement. women have witnessed and experienced shocking violence at the hands of combatants. .
click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. .
© unhcr/giles duley .
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“when we heard gunshots in the village we knew it was time to leave," says 20-year-old carine rolenga.
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"as a woman i felt particularly under threat. at night they would take the men and r**e the women. in truth i don’t understand why people would do this. it’s beyond me."
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carine fled kamako, democratic republic of the congo and now lives in the lóvua settlement in angola. .
click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. .
© unhcr/giles duley .
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“it is not easy. i suffer here," says 26-year-old muzi kingambo. "i have many pains in my back, my bladder, pains women shouldn’t have. in congo i lived with my husband. i want that life again."
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muzi lived with her husband in kamako, democratic republic of the congo but was forced to flee, like many of her fellow residents at the lóvua settlement in angola. she is desperate to go back to her old life.
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click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. .
© unhcr/giles duley .
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"as a refugee it is harder as a woman, as we have the responsibility for food and the children. but here the women have given me inspiration."
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ani tcheba is one of the 35,000 congolese refugees in angola. she left her village in congo while she was heavily pregnant, fearing for her and her family's lives. she is now in a settlement in angola, where one in every four households is headed by a woman.
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take a look at this portrait series, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. .
click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women.
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© unhcr/giles duley
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#drc #unhcr #angola #women #portrait #refugees #withrefugees

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“the militia would go to a house and i would see them carry out the woman. i knew what they were doing. i was afraid – i couldn’t have endured that.”
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45-year-old chantal kutumbuka had to flee kamako in democratic republic of the congo after armed militia killed her husband. she abandoned everything she owned and crossed the border to the lóvua settlement in angola with her children.
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chantal is one of many such women who had to take charge of their families and rebuild their lives after horrific tragedy.
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click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women.
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photo: © unhcr/giles duley
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heartbreak stories. in her own words.
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“in the markets they would charge us more because we were luba. they would say, ‘kill all the lubas.’ then when the soldiers came, we escaped. they were killing everybody. threatening the people, raping our daughters," says 46-year-old rose lusanda.
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"but we cannot be weak, we escaped the war. no other human will give you that strength. i had that strength inside of me. i had the courage to do whatever has to be done. sometimes i say to my daughter, now we are here (in the camp), i tell her to feel the courage. to find the calm, be calm, stay calm.”
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rose is one of the 13,000 congolese refugees in a settlement camp in angola, with women and children making up 75% of the residents of the settlement. with many men missing, dead, or unable to work, it is left to the women to rebuild lives and take care of their families. .
take a look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women.
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© unhcr/giles duley .
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“they pointed a gun at my husband, but we managed to escape with our two children.”
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some of 42-year-old bernardete tchanda’s friends were r***d and killed when armed men attacked kamako, democratic republic of the congo. she suffered from domestic violence in the past, but says she feels protected in the unhcr settlement in lóvua, angola.
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reports of the gender based violence indicate it is the worst the region has witnessed in years.
.
click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women.
.
© unhcr/giles duley
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#drc #unhcr #angola #women #portrait #refugees #withrefugees

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"even though i was sick, i knew i would have to escape. i thought they would k**l the baby inside me. that’s where i found my strength, nobody else but me. now here in the camp i am a mother, so i must be strong."
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thérese mandaka is one of the 13,000 congolese refugees in a settlement camp in angola. 75% of the residents of the settlement are women and children. with many men missing, dead, or unable to work, it is left to the women to rebuild lives and take care of their families. .
click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. .
© unhcr/giles duley
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#drc #unhcr #angola #women #refugees #withrefugees #portrait

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“they killed my uncle and his sons. we couldn’t even bury them. sometimes i am very sad at all we have lost. other times we let it go, we have our lives. i am never tired. i am so strong, my body is always moving, ready to work.”
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mimi misenga, 45, had to escape barefoot into the bush from kamako, democratic republic of the congo to lóvua settlement, angola, where she resides for now. like similar accounts, she says armed men forced her neighbour to r**e his own daughter. .
this is the worst gender based violence the region has witnessed in years. many women in the lovua settlement recount tales of either witnessing or experiencing such violence before they escaped. .
click the link in our bio to look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. .
© unhcr/giles duley .
#drc #unhcr #angola #women #portrait #refugees #withrefugees

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"we saw so much blood, and each time my heart would stop. i couldn’t sleep. then one day they came near to our home to start their killing and we all fled."
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germaine alonde is one 13,000 congolese refugees in a settlement in angola. women have witnessed and experienced shocking violence at the hands of combatants.
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take a look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. link in @refugees bio.
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© unhcr/giles duley
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#drc #unhcr #angola #women #portrait #refugees #withrefugees

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“i knew that if i gave birth that day, they would k**l the child. i have seen this.”
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18-year-old lina mananga was pregnant when she fled kamako as armed groups started attacking people with guns and machetes. she has one child, but miscarried another when the violence started taking place.
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lina says that the women in the lóvua settlement in angola have to take up tough, physical work - including cooking, cleaning and fetching water.
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there are 13,000 congolese refugees in the settlement camp. 75% of the residents of the settlement are women and children.
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take a look at this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women. link in @refugees bio. .
© unhcr/giles duley
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#drc #unhcr #angola #women #portrait #refugees #withrefugees

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