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Displaced in Chad

Many believe that the Darfur war has spread and that the janjaweed, or militias, from Sudan are now carrying out attacks in eastern Chad. A mid-April attack on the village of Djawara, Chad, left 117 people missing or dead. Displaced villagers are now living in camps after fleeing their land. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Djawara village elder Abdullah Aziz Ibrahim covers the body of a villager killed in the attack. Some 42 bodies are buried in shallow graves not far from the village. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Ibrahim walks through his now-deserted village. He carries a suitcase containing some of his brother’s belongings. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
There are now some 50,000 displaced Chadians like Hawa, who fled her village due to attacks from outside forces. She and her family are now living in a displaced person’s camp in Djawara. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
United Nations aid workers move displaced Chadians to a new camp not far from Goz Beida after fleeing their villages, which came under attack from outside forces. They bring along the wood and straw from their previous camp to build their shelters at the new location. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Displaced Chadians rebuild their huts after relocation. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Many of the displaced persons camps do not receive food assistance from aid groups. Here, women and children are given biscuits after moving to a new camp not far from Goz Beida. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)