My name is Amris Fredy, I was born in 1996. My parents fled the war from militia groups fighting the government in the DRC. At that time my mother was pregnant with me. In 1996 my parents fled to Tanzania empty handed. I was born in a very tough period as my parents struggled to care for me.
At that time, life was more difficult in the camp than it is today; in the past, the camp had insufficient food – a bi-weekly food ration to cover the whole month--unclean water that is extremely limited, and inaccurate treatment leading to a lot of deaths in children refugees.
Our life in the Nyarugusu camp is similar to that of prisoners who lack freedom of movement and education. However, I am grateful for the RYENET that helps us learn more from other young people around the world.