Brian Sokol

Kamala, North Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mwilambo (in the middle), widow and mother of eight children, stands in front of the remains of her burned out house with Georgine and Gilbertine, two women she is hosting, along with their 14 children, who fled violence in their home villages. When Mwilambo's village was attacked in August 2014, during inter-communal violence between the Luba and the Twa, they fled to Manono where they stayed with host families. Mwilambo's husband died of sickness during the journey. At the end of October 2014, they returned together to Kamala where they found Mwilambo's house destroyed. They are sleeping in makeshift shelters while Mwilambo is trying to find a way to repair her house.

Dubbed the 'Triangle of Death' due to frequent acts of extreme violence and the presence of armed groups, the north of Congo's Katanga Province is one of the most dangerous places in Africa. Almost 400,000 people have been forced to flee their homes since the end of 2012, bringing the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the province to nearly 600,000. Between July and September 2014, more than 71,000 people have been newly displaced.

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Brian Sokol
Kamala, North Katanga
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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