A civil war broke the Central African Republic (CAR) in several pieces in 2013. From then, more than
500,000 people were forced to leave their homes, losing everything to save their lives as violence was spreading in the country. Today, most of these refugees still have to survive in neighbour countries such as the Republic of the Congo which hosts around 40.000.
Families were forced to sell their belongings at a loss to be able to afford the trip, often with a deadly ending. Thousands of people walked for weeks and spent days hidden in the forests in a desperate bid to escape - sometimes with nothing to eat or drink. Those who reached settlements built to receive refugees had, in most of the cases, witnessed traumatic scenes of violence. Malnutrition rates rose alarming levels.
One of the journeys consisted in going through the jungle to reach the main hosting towns in the north of the Republic of the Congo, Betou and Impfondo, to then heading to the capital, Brazzaville. Nowadays, most of these refugees have the right to stay in the country, nevertheless, they struggle to find a job and survive. This series tries to amplify the voices of the affected people and raise awareness of this conflict, one of the most forgotten of the world.