A woman hides behind a curtain of a makeshift tent in a camp in the village of Kidjendi near Diffa on June 19, 2016 as displaced families fled from Boko Haram attacks in Bosso. AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO
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The teenage girl imagined life would be easier in the vast central African country where her parents were born.But she has gone from trading goods at a market in CAR to selling her body in Chad for as little as 250 CFA francs ($0.44) to men who sometimes beat her.About 70,000 officially recognized refugees from CAR live in 20-plus villages and six camps across southern Chad, often complaining of shortages of food and medicine.Returnees visited by the Thomson Reuters Foundation received less aid than refugees, with worse shelters and medical care.They risk joining the ranks of an estimated 10 million stateless people worldwide -- "legal ghosts" with no nationality who are deprived of basic rights that most people take for granted.Elise Mbainar, a social worker with a local charity, Initiative Humanitaire pour le Developpement Local, estimates about 200 girls in Danamaja sell their bodies for sex, although there are no official figures.
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