Photography: UNHCR: Seeking Shelter: DRC04_IMG_0500

Birunga, age 13, escaped alone from his village in Democratic Republic of Congo after his father was killed by the LRA. He was taken in by a Sudanese family in Gangura, and continued his journey by truck with 61 other Congolese refugees to Makpandu. Birunga traveled with only the clothes on his back and two new bicycle tires, which he was going to sell in the Nabiapai market when he fled. UNHCR will place him with a family at the Makpandu site while attempting to locate his relatives.

Birunga, age 13, escaped alone from his village in Democratic Republic of Congo after his father was killed by the LRA. He was taken in by a Sudanese family in Gangura, and continued his journey by truck with 61 other Congolese refugees to Makpandu. Birunga traveled with only the clothes on his back and two new bicycle tires, which he was going to sell in the Nabiapai market when he fled. UNHCR will place him with a family at the Makpandu site while attempting to locate his relatives.