MPoko Internally Displaced Persons Camp


A girl washes dishes next to the wing of a plane wreckage being used as housing in M'Poko Internally Displaced Persons camp in Bangui, Central African Republic on Saturday, February 13, 2016. (Photo by Jane Hahn/The Washington Post)



Lydie Ouilibozoumna, 25, braids the hair of Sibel Malipoukayade, 23, in M'Poko Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Bangui, Central African Republic on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Lydie and Sibel both come from PK5 in Bangui and have been living in M'Poko for two years. (Photo by Jane Hahn/The Washington Post)



A young girl passes an informal market in M'Poko Internally Displaced Persons camp in Bangui, Central African Republic on Saturday, February 13, 2016. (Photo by Jane Hahn/The Washington Post)



A dying vegetable garden outside the tent of Marie Valentine in M'Poko Internally Displaces Persons Camp in Bangui, Central African Republic on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Due to the lack of food aid into the camp, many IDPs have grown their own food in private gardens to survive. But due to the lack of rain in recent months, many gardens are failing leaving the IDPs desperate for food once again. (Photo by Jane Hahn/The Washington Post)



A women sell food under the wing of a plane wreckage being used as housing in M'Poko Internally Displaced Persons camp in Bangui, Central African Republic on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The M'Poko IDP camp, just outside the capitol's airport, currently houses close to 20,000 people displaced due to the ongoing conflict in Central African Republic. The camp was established in late 2013 and contained upto 70,000 people at the height of the crisis in 2014. Most aid agencies have chosen to reduce or eliminate aid to the camp in order to discourage people from settling but the lack of food forced many become desperate esp during 2014, leading to a high number of cases of children bartering sexual acts for food from foreign soldiers and UN peacekeepers. (Photo by Jane Hahn/The Washington Post)





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