Photography: UNHCR: Seeking Shelter: DRC01_IMG_9733

The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is stationed along the border between Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, participating in joint operations to root out the Lord's Resistance Army. In Gangura, 6 miles from the border of DRC, they protect hundreds of Congolese refugees who are making their way to the new UNHCR site in Makpandu.Makpandu is currently hosting over 800 people, with almost 300 more arriving each week. A second site will soon be created in Ezo, where another 2,000 Congolese have crossed the border.

The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is stationed along the border between Southern Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, participating in joint operations to root out the Lord's Resistance Army. In Gangura, 6 miles from the border of DRC, they protect hundreds of Congolese refugees who are making their way to the new UNHCR site in Makpandu. 

Makpandu is currently hosting over 800 people, with almost 300 more arriving each week. A second site will soon be created in Ezo, where another 2,000 Congolese have crossed the border.