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“What Home Means”: A photo exhibition on the realities of displaced people in Africa and the Middle East

“What Home Means”: A photo exhibition on the realities of displaced people in Africa and the Middle East

“What Home Means” shares stories from those who have been forced to flee their homes and leave everything behind. Those who want to return home, but whose homes are destroyed and lives interrupted.

Their names are Wilfried, Bushra, Houda, Ahmed, Maurice, and Lizeta*. They live in Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Syria. They are experiencing some of the longest and most dramatic humanitarian crises in the world.

Exhibition presentation

WHAT HOME MEANS
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800,000
helped in 9 countries

The “What Home Means” exhibition was born as part of the programmatic partnership implemented by ACTED and the European Union since May 1, 2020 for three years to support 800,000 displaced people in nine countries in Africa and the Middle East: Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Nigeria, Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria.

ACTED’s vision is of a 3Zero world – Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty: because no one should be left behind, because we only have one planet, and because poverty should not hold back potential. Together, we bring vital humanitarian aid to displaced people in a situation of great vulnerability and who have lost everything, to meet their immediate needs: water and food, hygiene items, shelter over their heads to ensure their protection, safety and security.

ACTED is committed to promoting inclusive incomes opportunities for a sustainable, durable solutions for families. We have supported those like Wilfried, Bushra, Ahmed, Maurice, and Lizeta to advocate for themselves, tell us what they need and found ways to achieve this together with them.

We remain mobilised to work together with displaced people to develop solutions that respond to their needs.