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Enterprise: the key to survival in Dadaab

07/16/2012 | Ochieng' Ogodo

Refugees walk along the main street in Hagadera camp in Dadaab - Piers Benatar | Panos Pictures

Dadaab refugee complex in north eastern Kenya is home to nearly half a million people. Unable to leave the camps without travel permits and unable to officially work due to Kenyan employment laws, many residents have turned entrepreneur to survive.

Refugee turns web designer in world’s largest camp

07/04/2012 | Dann Okoth

Mohammed Bashir Sheik has never left Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee complex, but that hasn’t stopped him learning how to create and host websites, set up a small business and teach others how to use computers.

Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement

05/14/2012 | Panos London

Displaced: The Human Cost of Development and Resettlement - Bennett, McDowell | Palgrave

Announcing a new book on the real effects of displacement, informed by and growing from a Panos London project.

Haitian immigrants struggle for a better life in Brazil

02/20/2012 | Ana Aranha

Panos London - 2011/04/07 - Manaus, Brazil - Haitians - Many Haitians are moving to Brazil to escape the destruction caused by the earthquake in their country.They come looking for work opportunities and want to establish residence. They are coming in groups, arriving in Manaus, state of Amazonas, Brazil, after months of travel, facing the difficulties of the resumption in a new country.

This month the Brazilian government announced it would provide aid to two northwest states where over 4,000 Haitians have moved after the devastating earthquake in 2010. Ana Aranha met the people hoping to rebuild their lives.

Ethnic Nepali refugees face generation gap

06/15/2010 | Naresh Newar

In 1990 ethnic Nepalis were expelled from Bhutan, and have been displaced in Nepalese refugee camps ever since. But there's a rift between generations as younger people hope to resettle in the USA, whilst their parents and grandparents are still desperate to return to Bhutan.

The forgotten of war

06/18/2009 | Panos London

In 1993 fighting and unrest led to as many as 250,000 ethnic Georgians being expelled from Abkhazia, a region which declared independence from Georgia in 1992, causing them to become refugees and internally displaced people.

A snapshot of life

05/11/2009 | Panos London

Migrants who tell their own stories defy the common labels of victim or scrounger and provide a powerful counterpoint to mainstream reporting, says Clodagh Miskelly.

Me and my daughter – Joyce’s story

06/08/2008 | Panos London

In 2008 Panos London worked with the African HIV Policy Network (AHPN) to help people living with HIV and facing deportation from the UK to produce their own video stories about their lives and concerns. All the participants were at risk of being removed to their country of origin where treatment for HIV was not…

Survival is a human right – Ivy’s story

06/08/2008 | Panos London

In 2008 Panos London worked with the African HIV Policy Network (AHPN) to help people living with HIV and facing deportation from the UK to produce their own video stories about their lives and concerns. All the participants were at risk of being removed to their country of origin where treatment for HIV was not…

Still waiting – Michael’s story

06/08/2008 | Panos London

In 2008 Panos London worked with the African HIV Policy Network (AHPN) to help people living with HIV and facing deportation from the UK to produce their own video stories about their lives and concerns. All the participants were at risk of being removed to their country of origin where treatment for HIV was not…

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