2004 Photo Contest, People in the News, Stories, 3rd prize
Photographer

Erik Refner

Rapho / Berlingske Tidende

10 June, 2003

People attend a religious gathering close to the refugee camp in Bunia, DR Congo. In May 2003, a new wave of ethnic violence between Hema and Lendu militias hit the town of Bunia. The city, which once had 300,000 citizens, has experienced some of the most horrific atrocities of a conflict that has lasted nearly five years. An estimated 50,000 people from the region have been killed in the fighting and the rest have fled, leaving around just 10,000 survivors, mostly in and about UN buildings in the town.

About

Erik Refner

Erik Refner (Copenhagen, Denmark 1971) is a staff photographer at the Danish newspaper Berlingske. Before his film and still photo career, Refner was a sergeant in the Danish arm...

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