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Meet Bello

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Bello is 37 years old and a mother of five with one on the way. In 2013, Bello fled her home in Karno, Central Africa Republic (CAR). She told us, “War came to my village.”

It all happened so fast. One night, Bello and her family were awakened by the sound of gunfire. She said that everybody panicked. Her whole family fled as fast as they could in every direction. As a result, she was separated from her four siblings and her husband.

Bello walked alone with her children for days. When she arrived to Cameroon there was no help. She was homeless with her children. They were living in the forest and eating just one meal a day. Everyday, Bello would ask herself, “How am I going to get through this suffering?”

Eight months later, Bello received assistance from humanitarian organizations who helped with finding housing, food rations, and education for her children. Through word of mouth, her husband eventually found her in Cameroon. However, she has not seen her four siblings since the night she fled.