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They came as labourers from Mozambique in the 1930s, but only now are their descendants getting the identity papers they need to work, vote and study.
After a three-month odyssey to join her husband, including giving birth to twins in a Serbian hospital, Fatima Khalouf found sanctuary in a German village.
With two months still to go, deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean hit all-time high
Across the region, UNHCR is stepping up its preparations to receive those displaced by the fighting to retake Iraq's second city.
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A small vegetable garden produces tomatoes, aubergines and a way for people seeking asylum to help local families on Lesvos.
They will arrive distressed and in urgent need of shelter, food and water.
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could provide a plastic tarpaulin to waterproof one family's emergency shelter.
could provide blankets for a family of five to keep them warm at night.
could provide an emergency tent for one person.
Insecurity still lingers in rural Luhansk as many of those who fled go back to shattered homes, hardship and an uncertain future.
Volunteers hand out food, others raise awareness about the plight of asylum-seekers and provide information about rights.
UN General Assembly Summit for Refugees and Migrants adopts key commitments to safeguard those on the move.
Volunteers for 2016 Nansen Refugee Award Winners Hellenic Rescue team share their experience of a traumatic year.