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Sumeh is an elderly Karenni refugee living in the Ban Mai Nai […]

International Women's Day 2014

Added: 07 Mar 2014

Every year on March 8, the UN refugee agency joins people around the world to celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme, "Equality for Women is Progress for All," recognizes that we do not live in a world in which all women and girls are treated equally and without discrimination. UNHCR […]
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A truck carrying refugees arrives at the Nyumanzi I settlement […]

A Refugee Settlement Rises Again in Northern Uganda

Added: 28 Feb 2014

Fighting in South Sudan between government troops and rival forces since December has displaced tens of thousands of people, many of whom have sought shelter at temporary transit and reception centres just inside northern Uganda. The UN refugee agency has since early January reopened three former refugee […]
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Jacquie (right) waits with other refugees for the boat to leave […]

Central African Republic: Crossing the Oubangui to Home and Safety

Added: 26 Feb 2014

The escalating violence in Central African Republic (CAR) has caught everyone in its web, including refugees from countries such as Chad, Cameroon and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). For the Congolese living in places like the CAR capital, Bangui, or the town of Batalimo, home was just a short […]
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Like many people living along the banks of the Oubangui River […]

The Most Important Thing: Central African Republic Refugees

Added: 24 Feb 2014

Over the past year, the UN refugee agency has run a series of photosets on its website by American photographer Brian Sokol focusing on the possessions that refugees take with them when they are forced to flee from their homes. We started last August with Sudanese refugees in South Sudan and have since […]
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First stop in Uganda: At Elegu, just 200 metres from the South […]

Matiop's First Days as a Refugee in Uganda

Added: 21 Feb 2014

After fighting engulfed his hometown of Bor in South Sudan last December, Matiop Atem Angang fled with his extended family of 15 - including his 95-year-old mother, his six children and his sister's family. They left the capital of Jonglei state, one of the areas worst affected by the violence of the […]
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