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Yacine, a 22-year old asylum seeker from Sudan washes tea cups […]
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Life in Calais' Jungle

Added: 13 Aug 2015

An estimated 3,000 refugees and migrants live in Calais on the northern coast of France. Most fled conflict, violence or persecution in Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Syria and need international protection. The situation in Calais has highlighted the need for greater responsibility and coordination […]
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Walid Sheikhmouss Hussein lives in Beirut with his wife Halima […]
©UNHCR/J. Matas

Stateless in Beirut

Added: 07 Aug 2015

Since Lebanon was established as a country in the 1920s there has been a long-standing stateless population in the country. There are three main causes for this: the exclusion of certain persons from the latest national census of 1932; legal gaps which deny nationality to some group of individuals; […]
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A child fleeing war in Syria is lifted over a border fence at […]
©AFP/B.Kilic

Thousands of desperate Syrian refugees seek safety in Turkey after outbreak of fresh fighting

Added: 17 Jun 2015

Renewed fighting in northern Syria since June 3 has sent a further 23,135 refugees fleeing across the border into Turkey's southern Sanliurfa province. Some 70 per cent of these are women and children, according to information received by UNHCR this week. Most of the new arrivals are Syrians escaping […]
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Syrian Kurdish refugees cross into Turkey from Syria, near the […]
©UNHCR/I.Prickett

Global Trends photo essay: Flight to safety 2014

Added: 17 Jun 2015

Global displacement, from wars, conflict, and persecution, is at the highest level ever recorded, and accelerating fast. Worldwide, one in every 122 humans is now uprooted. If displacement was the population of a country, it would be the world's 24th biggest. UNHCR's new annual Global Trends report […]
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Desperate Rohingya, crowded onto a vessel that came to be known […]
©AFP/C.Archambault

Desperation on the Andaman Sea

Added: 22 May 2015

For days, they were an undertow, an unseen tide of people adrift in the Andaman Sea. UNHCR and its partners had warned that thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis were held captive at sea, then abandoned as their crew fled government crackdowns on smuggling and trafficking networks. Then a green boat […]
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