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Somali refugee Mohammed Ousman, a 57-year-old painter and art […]
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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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The Italian coastguard rescues two of the 156 survivors of the […]
©Guardia Costiera

A Cry for Those in Peril on the Sea

Added: 21 Oct 2013

Earlier this month, within sight of shore after a long journey from Libya, a boat carrying hundreds of people foundered off the Italian island of Lampedusa. More than 300 people, many of them children, drowned and only 156 people were picked out of the water alive. The tragedy was staggering for its […]
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1.	UN High Commissioner for Refugee António Guterres (right) […]
©UNHCR/M.Henley

2013 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 01 Oct 2013

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres presented Sister Angélique Namaika of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a gala ceremony in Geneva on Monday night. Sister Angélique, through her Centre for Reintegration and Development, has helped […]
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A Congolese boy shields his eyes from the sun amid the bustle […]
©UNHCR/M.Sibiloni

On the Road: UNHCR Transfers Congolese Refugees to A Home in Uganda

Added: 25 Sep 2013

In mid-July 2013, thousands of Congolese refugees began pouring over the border from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into Bundibugyo district in western Uganda. They were fleeing fighting triggered when a Ugandan rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces, attacked the town of Kamango in DRC's […]
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Sister Angélique Namaika is the 2013 winner of the Nansen Refugee […]
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UNHCR's 2013 Nansen Refugee Award Winner

Added: 17 Sep 2013

Sister Angélique Namaika, a Congolese nun who has shown exceptional courage and unwavering support for survivors of violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been selected as the 2013 winner of UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a brutal Ugandan rebel group, […]
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