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Damage in Tanauan, Leyte. Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines […]
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Typhoon Haiyan Devastates the Philippines

Added: 18 Nov 2013

An estimated 13 million people were affected when Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines on November 8. Thousands were killed and about 3 million are believed to be displaced - some of them living in evacuation sites, others on the ruins of their former homes. Tacloban City in Leyte province was […]
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A joint patrol by the Danish Refugee Council and the Yemen Red […]
©UNHCR/J.Zocherman

East Africans continue to flood into the Arabian Peninsula

Added: 14 Nov 2013

Every month, thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia cross the Gulf of Aden or the Red Sea to reach Yemen, fleeing drought, poverty, conflict or persecution. And although this year's numbers are, so far, lower than in 2012 - about 62,200 in the first 10 months compared […]
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Many of those who cross the border do so without shoes. When […]
©UNHCR/G.Beals

As Winter Approaches, Syrians in Jordan Prepare for the Cold

Added: 14 Nov 2013

As winter approaches and Syria's raging war shows no signs of abating, Syrian civilians continue their desperate flight across borders to safety. Most have fled with nothing and some arrive barefoot in Jordan after walking for miles without shoes to reach the border in the increasingly cold and harsh […]
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This man is crying after surviving an attack on his village between […]
©UNHCR/B.Heger

Conflict in Central African Republic

Added: 30 Oct 2013

Since December 2012, the Central African Republic has been caught in a vicious cycle of violence that has seen some 400 people killed and 800 homes burned. This violence has caused as many as 400,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety. Many of the displaced live in the bush and are in need […]
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Somali refugee Mohammed Ousman, a 57-year-old painter and art […]
©UNHCR/K.Gebre Egziabhe

A Family of Somali Artists Continue to Create in Exile

Added: 23 Oct 2013

During two decades of conflict and chaos in Somalia, Mohammed Ousman stayed in Mogadishu and taught art as others fled the country. But life became impossible after Al Shabaab militants killed his brother for continuing to practise art. Four of the man's nine children were also murdered. Mohammed closed […]
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