1997 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Corinne Dufka


01 January, 1996

Nigerian members of the West African peacekeeping force protect frightened civilians. In April and May excessive violence flares up. The fiercest fighting in the country's seven-year civil strife claimed some 1,500 lives, forcing most aid organizations to evacuate their workers and almost half the population to flee their homes. The situation was sparked off by the refusal to surrender of a dismissed minister and warlord supported by the Krahn ethnic group.

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Corinne Dufka

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