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Raghad Mardini, founder of the Art Residence Aley, walks through […]
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Refugee Syrian Artists Get Some Room of their Own

Added: 11 Jul 2013

When Raghad Mardini first set eyes on the crumbling, war-scarred Ottoman coach house in the mountains above Beirut she saw potential. Trained as a civil engineer in her native Syria, she knew how to put the bones back together and spent a year lovingly restoring the structure, which had been badly damaged […]
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Aboubacar Ag Ahmadou, 45, with his wife and two children in Goudebou […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

The Most Important Thing – Malian Refugees in Burkina Faso

Added: 03 Jul 2013

"The Most Important Thing" documents - in words and pictures - some of the tough decisions people face when they have to flee their home. With support from UNHCR, American photographer Brian Sokol began the project in South Sudan, taking portraits of Sudanese refugees carrying the most valuable possession […]
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The UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, speaks with newly arrived […]
©UNHCR/O.Laban-Mattei

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets with newly arrived Syrian refugees in Jordan

Added: 18 Jun 2013

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie traveled to Jordan's border with Syria on 18 June at the start of a visit to mark World Refugee Day. She met with refugees as they were arriving and listened to their stories of escape.She urged the international community to do more to help the survivors of the conflict […]
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Members of an extended Syrian refugee family take shelter from […]
©UNHCR/S.Baldwin

Growing Numbers of Syrians Seek Refuge in Egypt

Added: 10 Jun 2013

Since the Syrian crisis erupted in March 2011, more than 1.6 million Syrians have fled their homeland to escape the fighting. Most have sought shelter in countries neighbouring Syria - Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. But a significant number have made their way to Egypt in recent months. They are coming […]
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An exterior view of the former meat-packing plant in Dijon, which […]
©UNHCR/J.Tanner

Zero-Star "Hotel" that Asylum-Seekers Call Home in Dijon

Added: 31 May 2013

France is one of the main destinations for asylum-seekers in Europe, with some 55,000 new asylum applications in 2012. As a result of the growing number of applicants, many French cities are facing an acute shortage of accommodation for asylum-seekers. The government is trying to address the problem […]
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