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Syrian asylum-seeker, Abdel, a 28-year-old paediatrician, stands […]
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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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Syrian refugees cross over into the outskirts of Kobani, Turkey, […]
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The Anguish of Syria's Refugees Enters a Fifth Year

Added: 12 Mar 2015

These are the faces of Syrian refugees - more than 3.8 million in neighbouring countries alone - who fled their homes to escape a war that's unleashed one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. They imagined their exile might last weeks or months. Now the conflict is raging into a fifth year. […]
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Nomeh, aged 70 years, is a Karenni refugee from Myanmar. Along […]
©UNHCR/S.Rich

International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the Strength of Refugee Women and Girls

Added: 06 Mar 2015

On March 8, people around the world will come together to celebrate International Women's Day - including UNHCR. This year's theme, "Make It Happen," recognizes the progress that has been made over the past 12 months in empowering women, with many rising up to become stronger than ever before. However, […]
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Prince Soniyiki, 29, a Nigerian refugee, at the main train station […]
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Prince Soniyiki, from Nigerian to "Croatian" in three years

Added: 23 Feb 2015

Prince Wale Soniyiki, 29, is the poster boy for Croatia's refugee system. When Prince (that's his real name, not a royal title) arrived here from Nigeria three years ago, he felt like a "complete nobody." Today he has a good job, speaks the language fluently and is a well-known advocate for asylum-seekers, […]
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Doctors operate on Jean de Dieu, 24, at the health centre in […]
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Congolese Medics on Call For Refugees

Added: 29 Jan 2015

Jean de Dieu, from the Central African Republic (CAR), was on his way to market in mid-January when he was shot. The 24-year-old shepherd and his family had fled their country two months earlier and sought refuge on an island in the Oubangui River belonging to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). […]
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