46-year-old Rose Lusanda (pictured) is one of 13,000 Congolese refugees seeking shelter in a settlement camp in #Angola.
Women and children make up 75% of the people in the settlement. With many men missing, dead, or unable to work, women are left with the difficult task of rebuilding lives and looking after their families. "We cannot be weak - we escaped the war. No other human will give you that strength. I had that strength inside of me. I had the courage to do whatever has to be done. Sometimes I say to my daughter, now we are here. I tell her to feel the courage - to find the calm, be calm, stay calm.” Our colleagues from the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (#UNHCR) work with partners in Angola to ensure refugees are protected and have access to emergency shelter, food and water, sanitation, and healthcare including mental health support.
Follow @refugees to see more photos form this portrait series by photographer @gilesduley, accompanied with interviews that illuminate the experiences and the strength of these brave women.
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