Natacha Pati, 24, wipes her eyes (note: photographer is not sure if she was wiping away tears or sweat) while holding articles of clothing worn by her two deceased children as she sits between their small graves next to the family's shelter in Gbadakila spontaneous site. Tens of thousands of Central African Republic refugees have recently poured into the Democratic Republic of Congo, fleeing increased violence on the opposite side of the border. Many of the children arriving at the camp are suffering malnutrition and the mortality rates have been high.
'When we arrived here, one of my children started being sick. I don't know the reason. Two days later he died. The first died two months ago. The second died three days ago. They had lost weight. They were pale. We don’t know why they died,' she says.