- Conflicts and Disasters
“Dumha is too young to go to school yet, so for now she goes to a child-care center. She likes it. She likes reading books, playing hopscotch and playing with dolls in front of our house. She also likes sugar. A lot!”
Dumha’s life might sound like the one of any other 4 year old child. But it’s not. Dumba and her mother live in camps in South-West Algeria. They are two of the thousands of Sahrawi refugees, who have been waiting for 40 years for a resolution of the conflict about Western Sahara.
“40 years of crisis, that’s a lot of suffering and constraints in our lives. I would just like to go back to my land. If we remain refugees, it’s hard to imagine a future for our children. I just want my daughter Dumha to be free. I want her to have a normal life like anyone else in this world. I want her to see the land she came from.”
Photo: Tineke D’Haese/Oxfam
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