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Live Blog: #TeamRefugees turns dreams into reality at Rio Olympics

They fled violence and persecution but still excelled in their sports. Watch here as their dreams unfold.

29 Jul 2016

South Sudanese families rebuild their lives at Ugandan refugee settlement

UNHCR redeploys staff from other parts of the country while partner organizations set up new health clinics to cope with the influx.

28 Jul 2016

Refugee athletes set out for Rio Olympics, and history

Five middle-distance runners from South Sudan, until recently living in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp, to take part in first-ever Refugee Olympic Team.

28 Jul 2016

South Sudan fighting drives surge of refugees to Uganda

UNHCR voiced extreme concern about the volatile security situation in South Sudan, where some 4,000 people are currently fleeing daily to neighbouring Uganda.

26 Jul 2016

Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

Hundreds of people who fled persecution at home are now living in dire conditions at a makeshift camp near Röszke on the Hungary-Serbia border.

21 Jul 2016

Flight across border achingly familiar for some South Sudan families

Despite Uganda's generous policy towards refugees, the latest influx is putting the country's resources under strain.

21 Jul 2016

Thousands flee to Uganda after South Sudan flare-up

Influx expected to continue as tension remains high across the border.

19 Jul 2016

Refugees transform walls into works of art

Project piloted by UNHCR and the Government of Iran has cleaned up a neighbourhood in one of Iran's poorest refugee communities.

19 Jul 2016

UNHCR concerned Hungary pushing asylum seekers back to Serbia

Agency worried by reports of violence and worsening conditions at Hungarian-Serbian border.

15 Jul 2016