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Women's Day

Women and girls make up around 50 per cent of any refugee, internally displaced or stateless population, and those who are unaccompanied, pregnant, heads…

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UNHCR STAFF SENDS A HEARTBREAKING LETTER ON ROHINGYA CRISIS

Dear colleagues, I wanted to send a quick email about my thoughts and observations from our first full day visiting Rohingya refugees.

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PIZZA DELIVERY IN ZAATARI CAMP

Abu Mahmood, 48, was a plumber and wholesale shop owner in Dera'a province in southern Syr…

MEET ABU MAHMOOD

HINDA BELIEVES IN EDUCATION, NOT WAR

"I will make sure Yahya, Helen and Isara go to school because it can give them a better ch…

MEET HINDA

THE UNBREAKABLE KHALID

He lost both arms and his mother in a horrific mortar blast, still, the young Syrian refug…

MEET KHALID

UGANDA FARMING CLASSES TRANSFORM REFUGEES INTO ENTREPRENEURS

RWAMWANJA, Uganda – At home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, police reservist Kwiz…

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WHEN SHELTERS BECOME VIBRANT WORKS OF ART

Ever since she was in kindergarten in the Syrian city of Homs, Ibtihaj has dreamed of beco…

MEET IBTIHAJ

THE BOY WHO STOPPED GROWING

Omar is too young to understand the consequences of the war; he goes to school with a smil…

MEET OMAR

DREAMS ON HOLD BECAUSE OF WAR

“They are all so naughty,” Ivra, 13 years old, says while sharing half a smile with young …

MEET IVRA

REFUGEES’ NATURAL HEALER

When you enter Hassna’s shelter you will get enveloped by the wonderful aromas, she is a q…

MEET HASSNA

THE OLDEST MAN IN ZA’ATARI

Yousef lies on his bed in the caravan, watching carefully as the visitors arrive. His hand…

MEET YOUSEF

10 INSIGHTS ABOUT THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS FIVE YEARS ON

By Amin Awad This month the Syria conflict enters its sixth year. As the world marks this…

BY AMIN AWAD

UNHCR LAUNCHES UNIQUE RAMADAN CAMPAIGN SUPPORTING REFUGEE FAMILIES

Ahead of the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, UNHCR is preparing to launch a special campai…

RAMADAN CAMPAIGN

UBER AND UNHCR JOIN FORCES FOR VOICES – WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2016.

Every day thousands of innocent families are forced to flee their homes because of war and…

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FAMILIES HIT BY CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN FIND SAFETY IN SUDAN

WHITE NILE STATE, Sudan - An increasing number of South Sudanese affected by the conflict …

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AS GANGS TARGET RELATIVES, A CENTRAL AMERICAN FAMILY FLEES

The Perez’s made a modest, comfortable living as produce and bread vendors in a tough subu…

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DINER GIVES BURUNDIAN REFUGEE A TASTE OF SELF RELIANCE

Every morning, Odette Bucumi* wakes up long before sunrise so she can be at her tin-roofed…

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FROM CAMP TO CITY, MYANMAR RETURNEES GRAPPLE WITH YANGON LIFE

YANGON, Myanmar – When Thant Zin Maung decided to return home last October, he told his bo…

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BRAVING BOMBS AND BULLETS TO STAY IN SCHOOL IN YEMEN

SANA’A, Yemen – Like millions of others caught up in Yemen’s brutal conflict, 12-year-old …

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MOSUL RESPONSE CRITICALLY UNDERFUNDED, UNHCR WARNS

GENEVA – To meet the critical needs of vulnerable children, women and men displaced by fig…

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FUNDING GAP SPELLS UNCERTAINTY FOR DESPERATE SYRIAN REFUGEES

SAHAB, Jordan – For the past five years as a refugee in Jordan, Fatmeh says she has had to…

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DETERMINED YOUNG AFGHAN EYES ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN ITALY

BOLZANO, Italy – Afghan refugee Alidad Shiri was just a boy of 10 when he set off alone on…

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FRESH HOPE IN GERMANY FOR SYRIAN GIRL WHO FLED HOME IN A WHEELCHAIR

Nujeen Mustafa conquered more than the usual challenges when she fled the Syrian war two y…

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ROHINGYA ARRIVALS IN BANGLADESH STRUGGLE TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – In a quiet village in south-eastern Bangladesh, Baby Mukoroma sl…

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DAIRY START-UP EMPOWERS SOMALI WOMEN REFUGEES

It is eight o’clock in the morning. As punctual as ever, Jamila Ali Hassan, 30, opens the …

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DUBAI CELEBRATES THE WORLD REFUGEE DAY

On June 20 and 21, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, marked World Refugee Day in Dubai Festiva…

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Join Gulf Bank 642 Marathon & UNHCR to offer warmth to refugees from freezing temperatures in this coming winter.

Millions of refugees, like Samira and her new born baby, are enduring harsh conditions, lacking proper shelter and residing in unfinished building and…

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