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A Congolese boy shields his eyes from the sun amid the bustle […]

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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Syrian refugee Faseela holds her two-month-old son, Ali, at the […]

Kuwaiti Funds Provide Vital Medical Aid for Syrians in Lebanon

Added: 13 Sep 2013

As the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon continues to grow, ensuring access to quality health care is becoming an increasing challenge for humanitarian aid groups and the international community. So, Kuwait's unprecedented donation in April of US$110 million for UNHCR's Syria crisis operations this […]
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Ahmad (second from left) shares a final meal with his parents, […]

Through the Clouds to Germany: One Syrian Family's Journey

Added: 11 Sep 2013

On Wednesday, Germany launched a humanitarian programme to provide temporary shelter and safety to up to 5,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. A first group of 107 flew to Hanover in the northern city of Hanover. They will attend cultural orientation courses to prepare […]
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An aerial view of the Oubangui River as it threads its way between […]

Shared Experience Binds Hosts and Refugees Across the Oubangui River

Added: 10 Sep 2013

The Oubangui River is a vital source of food and water for the hundreds of thousands living along its 1,000-kilometre-long course, and many rely on it for transport, trade and agriculture. The river, forming the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with Central African Republic and […]
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