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Fatouma, seen with one of her five children, left her village […]
©UNHCR/H. Caux

Thousands Start Afresh in Niger After Fleeing Nigeria

Added: 03 Feb 2014

In May 2013, the Nigerian government, responding to a surge in violence in the north-east of the country, declared a state of emergency in the volatile states of Borno, Adawama and Yobe. Many people fled to neighbouring Niger's Diffa region and to the Far North Region of Cameroon. Fresh violence in January […]
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A teenager displaced by recent violence washes clothes in a basin […]
©UNHCR/K.McKinsey

Displacement in South Sudan: A Camp Within a Camp

Added: 08 Jan 2014

In the three weeks since South Sudan erupted in violence, an estimated 200,000 South Sudanese have found themselves displaced within their own country. Some 57,000 have sought sanctuary at bases of UN peace-keepers across the country. These photos by UNHCR's Senior Regional Public Information Officer […]
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A displaced woman hangs out cloths to dry on razor wire at Bangui's […]
©UNHCR/S.Phelps

Central African Republic: Torn Apart by Violence

Added: 31 Dec 2013

Sectarian violence has been tearing the troubled Central African Republic apart over the past month, with an estimated 800,000 people forcibly displaced since the start of December. This includes some 400,000 in Bangui, the capital, and tens of thousands more in the beleaguered town of Bossangoa to the […]
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Syrian refugee Mahmoud, in the underground shelter where he lives […]
©UNHCR/S.Baldwin

Forced to grow up too soon in Lebanon: Mahmoud

Added: 29 Nov 2013

Mahmoud,15, hasn't been to school in 3 years. In his native Syria, his parents were afraid to send him because of the civil war. They ended up fleeing a year ago when, in the early morning hours, a bomb fell on a nearby house. The family, still groggy from being jolted awake, grabbed what they could […]
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The Harmanli camp was set up to shelter 450 people. But more […]
©UNHCR/D.Kashavelov

The Children of Harmanli Face a Bleak Winter

Added: 22 Nov 2013

Since the Syrian crisis began in March 2011, more than 2 million people have fled the violence. Many have made their way to European Union countries, finding sanctuary in places like Germany and Sweden. Others are venturing into Europe by way of Bulgaria, where the authorities struggle to accommodate […]
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