A 46-year-old mother of six stands with her childrem, all of whom are missing after the family was forced to flee from their village in North Kivu in mid-May 2012, following an attack by an armed group. At the time of this photo, she was living in an abandoned building with around 500 other displaced people.
She recalled of her ordeal:
The attackers arrived in the village and then they separated themselves out -- taking one part here and then taking another part there. If you ran out, they shot you. They had all sorts of weapons -- guns and machetes. I fled from the village with other people but then everyone tried to save themselves however they could. Later, we met each other again on the road.
We spent a few nights in a church on the way but then the attackers came there, too, and burned down the church. We ran again and found another church, where we spent some time. But then we were also chased from that place by the fighting. So we started moving again. I was with about 12 other families from all over the place who all met each other on the road and started traveling together.
From that last place it took me three days to walk here. I came here because before that, after the last place, everywhere we went there was still war so we had to keep moving. Even now I have no news of my husband or my six children. There is no food here. There is nothing here. How will I find my children and husband?