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The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution has hit a record high.​ Now, millions of men, women and children face an uncertain road ahead.

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Refugees deserve action and investment, not indifference and cruelty

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi argues for humane treatment of refugees in an article to mark the World Humanitarian Summit.

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A Syrian Scientist in Exile

Darie Alikaj fled barrel bombs and mortar fire in Syria, leaving behind her job as a microbiologist. Now she mirrors a wider world of refugee survival in Turkey.

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Education is a basic human right.

Of the nearly 20 million refugees under our care, half are children below the age of 18. Find out more


Finally, a safe place to be gay

After fleeing violence and harassment at home, LGBTI refugees get a fresh start in California with help from caring citizens and Bay Area non-profits.

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Coastguard rescues some 1,000 refugees and migrants off Italy

Operation plucks Syrians, Iraqis and other nationalities from two boats off the coast of Sicily.

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