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LIVES: Khadija

Khadija’s mother, Dajhima, tells the story of the destruction of their village and escape from Darfur as if it happened yesterday. Their story is violent and extreme, but for the millions that now live in Darfuri displacement camps, it is the norm and not the exception. They want to go back home. They have gone from a self-sustaining society to one that stands in lines to receive rations, and they–the ones in the refugee camps–are the lucky ones. Khadija goes to school at the camp and now has friends from many different tribes. There is only primary school in the camp, so she and her teenage friends will have very few options for their future.Read more…


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