It has been almost 2 years since Somali refugees in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, one of the world largest refugee camps, started returning to Somalia. With support from various donors (Japan, France, UNHCR, etc), IOM and its partners, in close collaboration with the government, have so far assisted over 33,000 returnees at the way stations at the Kenya-Somalia border as well as in the areas of return, mostly in the southern part of Somalia.
Kenya - First aid is quickly given to an unconscious woman lying on the floor. The room is dark.
In the southeast of Myanmar, just outside of Mawlamyine in Mon State, the Shwe Nga Lay “Goldfish” Group operates out of an unassuming building, which they constructed with their own funds.
Labu Tale, sitting on the edge of a deep inlet in Papua New Guinea is a very traditional Papuan village, with distinctive customs and rituals. These have deep significance even today as speedboats and mobile phones open it up to the modern world.
A member the Banwaon ethnic group, Liling belongs to what is known in the Philippines as a “Lumad”, or indigenous community, settled in the remote hills of Mindanao, the southernmost region of the country.