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Yacoub and his family fled inter-communal violence in Myanmar's […]
©S.H. Omi

Exodus from the Bay of Bengal

Added: 11 May 2015

Their stories are harrowing, detailing abuse on overcrowded smugglers' boats from Bangladesh and Myanmar. Those who survive suffer further violence - sometimes fatal - in jungle camps, until their relatives can pay for their release. Yet Rohingya and Bangladeshis continue to sail from the Bay of Bengal […]
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A father and son walk through the ruins of their home town of […]
©UNHCR/B.Diab

Number of Internally Displaced Soars to Record 38 Million in 2014

Added: 07 May 2015

Last year, 30,000 people were internally displaced across the globe every day, bringing the total to a record 38 million, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. This is the equivalent of the total populations of London, New York and Beijing combined. Most of these 38 million men, women and children […]
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Emergency workers on a Maltese Coastguard vessel carry away the […]
©UNHCR / F. Ellul

Mediterranean Tragedies Put Focus on Those in Peril on the Sea

Added: 20 Apr 2015

April has proved to be the cruellest month this year for refugees and migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on smuggler's boats, many setting out from lawless Libya for southern Europe and others trying to reach Greece. The number of crossings has multiplied this month, but at least two boats have […]
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Andrew, 23, was attacked at a village market in Nigeria's Borno […]
©UNHCR/H. Caux

Victims of Conflict in Nigeria Find Safety in Cameroon Camp

Added: 26 Mar 2015

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Cameroon in late March to put a spotlight on the situation there of tens of thousands of refugees from Nigeria. These people have escaped mounting violence by insurgents in the north-east of their country. Among the places that Guterres visited […]
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Syrian asylum-seeker, Abdel, a 28-year-old paediatrician, stands […]
©G.Welters

The Faces of Asylum

Added: 26 Mar 2015

Everyone has a right to be treated humanely and with dignity. But asylum-seekers can sometimes be detained for years, forced to exist on the edge of society and struggle for their right to protection, while in some cases suffering human rights abuses. Their temporary new homes - a long way from the ones […]
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