Samrawit* gazes into the distance as a light breeze ruffles the shawl around her face. She hugs herself tightly as a gust of wind blows in from Lake Mirayi in eastern Rwanda. Español   |  Français

5f1e974f14Eritrean refugee Samrawit* braids her friend’s hair at the UNHCR Emergency Transit Centre in Gashora, Rwanda. © UNHCR/Alissa Everett

29 July 2020 (UNHCR)* — The 20-year-old Eritrean refugee’s current surroundings are peaceful and relaxed – a far cry from the horrors she endured while in captivity in the hands of smugglers in Libya, where she was tortured, beaten and raped for almost two years.

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