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Refugee Dads Prove the Power of a Father's Love

Displaced from their homes by violent conflict, persecution and economic instability, these refugee children all have one thing in common: loving fathers who are determined to support and protect their children against all odds.

In May 2019, Congolese refugee Dieu-Merci Matala, 44, holds his infant daughter, Grace, near the Transnet harbor facility where he works in Cape Town, South Africa.

A Refugee Father Leaves Violence Behind in the DRC

Ten years ago, Dieu-Merci Matala arrived alone in South Africa, an asylum seeker fleeing from conflict and insecurity in his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). "At first, I couldn't speak any English. Those days were so difficult."