Forced to Flee - New series of short films on displacement

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Haiti's Homeless Hotel Uganda's Northern Rebellion Kenya's Election Crisis
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Nepal's Civil War Cambodia's Development Liberia's Child Soldiers
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Nigeria's Oil Delta    
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Millions of people around the world have been forced to leave their homes. Some have been driven out by conflict, some by natural disasters. Some have been displaced in the name of development, others by climate change.

Even before a devastating earthquake hit Haiti on January 12th, tens of thousands of Haitians were internally displaced. Meet the residents of Haiti's homeless hotel.

Almost two years after election-related violence in Kenya forced more than half a million people from their homes, some communities are using government payments to buy land and build new settlements from scratch.

Now that the war in Northern Uganda has largely subsided, hundreds of thousands of people have left protected camps and returned to their villages but many of the most vulnerable remain.

Meet Kamarik and his wife Dharma, who, in 2001, were chased out of their mountain village in Nepal by Maoist rebels. For the past eight years, they and their six children have lived “worse than dogs” in the capital Kathmandu.

Hear the moving story of 50-year-old Sum Rin, displaced from a shanty town in the centre of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh to make way for a new commercial development.

Or ex-child soldier Emmanuel, who witnessed his parents’ murder and, as a consequence, can never go back to his village in Liberia.

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