2005 Photo Contest, Portraits, 1st prize

Adam Nadel

Polaris Images

01 September, 2004

Isma and Medina, both internally displaced by conflict in Darfur, make their way to school near the border between Chad and Sudan.

Conflict between government forces, rebel groups and Arab militia in the Darfur area of Sudan led to the displacement of some two million people in 2003. Many sought safety in neighboring Chad. Since then, nearly a million more people have fled the region. A long, painful and often unsuccessful peace process finally led to an agreement in 2020, but for decades refugees from Darfur have made up a large proportion of migrants seeking safety in other countries.

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Adam Nadel

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