2005 Photo Contest, Portraits, 1st prize

Adam Nadel

Polaris Images

01 September, 2004

Mahid Mestopo and Adam Malic, two boys at the Oure Cassoni refugee camp, play games in which they pretend to be opposing members of the SLA and Janjaweed. 

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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