Photography: UNHCR: Seeking Shelter: DRC_IMG_8517web

Arbettina Za escaped her home in Doruma, Democratic Republic of Congo in August after the LRA killed both of her parents. Arbettina is a registered refugee at the Ezo UNHCR Settlement in Western Equatoria, separated from her two children. On 23 January 2010, she went fishing in the Abiza River with some Sudanese friends from Mangbangau, Sudan, where she was again attacked by the LRA, just 4 miles from Ezo town. In October 2008, thousands of Congolese fleeing violence perpetrated by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) crossed into Southern Sudan to make their way to safety at three main UNHCR settlements, Nyori in Central Equatoria, and Makpandu and Ezo in Western Equatoria. As the violence continues in DRC, CAR and Sudan, new arrivals register with UNHCR weekly. Ezo in particular, remains a security risk for refugees, internally displaced Sudanese, and the aid workers serving them.

Arbettina Za escaped her home in Doruma, Democratic Republic of Congo in August after the LRA killed both of her parents. Arbettina is a registered refugee at the Ezo UNHCR Settlement in Western Equatoria, separated from her two children. On 23 January 2010, she went fishing in the Abiza River with some Sudanese friends from Mangbangau, Sudan, where she was again attacked by the LRA, just 4 miles from Ezo town. In October 2008, thousands of Congolese fleeing violence perpetrated by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) crossed into Southern Sudan to make their way to safety at three main UNHCR settlements, Nyori in Central Equatoria, and Makpandu and Ezo in Western Equatoria. As the violence continues in DRC, CAR and Sudan, new arrivals register with UNHCR weekly. Ezo in particular, remains a security risk for refugees, internally displaced Sudanese, and the aid workers serving them.