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Children of War
Photograph by Joel Frushone, U.S. Committee for Refugees

They’re preparing to leave the only home they have ever known. These children, whose parents are Somali, were born in the Daror refugee camp in the Ogaden region of Ethiopia. Their parents had come here in the late 1980s, fleeing northern Somalia after a violent uprising that led to government bombing of the region’s largest city, Hargeysa. More than a decade later, with peace and relative stability in what is now the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland, refugees are going home. Returning families receive resettlement supplies, including 330 pounds (150 kilograms) of wheat and about five quarts (five liters) of cooking oil. Most sell the supplies.

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