Bukuru, 50, fetching firewood together with his wife. His name means ‘first of twins’. Bukuru travels twice a week to fetch firewood together with his wife. To get to their destination, they always need to walk 20 km back and forth (10km each way). “It is very challenging to find firewood because there are many refugees looking for firewood and also because local communities chase them away,” he says. The firewood is very heavy to carry.
They have seven children. They wake up at 5am to start walking for firewood, and they return at 2pm. Their most urgent needs include peace, education for children, food and water.
NRC Photo: Ingrid Prestetun