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The refugees of San Lorenzo, Ecuador

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Many refugee families lack a source of income, yet fishing along the mangroves provides self-sustenance as well as products to sell at the local market. Unfortunately, Ecuadorian authorities claim that the communities here are exploiting mangrove resources and must be evicted. In this photo, a notice on the wall warns residents of actions to enforce their eviction.

ECUADOR | Friday, 5 July 2013 | Views [427] | View Larger Image

Many refugee families lack a source of income, yet fishing along the mangroves provides self-sustenance as well as products to sell at the local market. Unfortunately, Ecuadorian authorities claim that the communities here are exploiting mangrove resources and must be evicted. In this photo, a notice on the wall warns residents of actions to enforce their eviction.

Tags: refugee, refugees, asylum seekers, colombia, colombian refugees, ecuador, human rights, san lorenzo

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