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Mariama, 20, and her son Mohamed fled bombing in the Timbuktu […]

UNHCR and Partners Tackle Malnutrition in Mauritania Camp

Added: 19 Apr 2013

The UN refugee agency has just renewed its appeal for funds to help meet the needs of tens of thousands of Malian refugees and almost 300,000 internally displaced people. The funding UNHCR is seeking is needed, among other things, for the provision of supplementary and therapeutic food and delivery of […]
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Fatima Nialy (in orange blouse) and her children spend their […]

The Long Road Home: A Family's Return to Timbuktu

Added: 25 Mar 2013

War came to Timbuktu last April, when ethnic Tuareg rebels seized the ancient city in northern Mali from government control. It soon fell under the control of militants, who started imposing a strict version of sharia law on the inhabitants. Women were forced to wear veils in public, adulterers were […]
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01.	Eerie silhouettes emerge from the dark heading towards Jordan […]
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Flight by Night: Syrian Refugees Risk the Crossing to Jordan in the Dark

Added: 14 Mar 2013

Every night, hundreds of refugees flee from Syria via dozens of unofficial border crossing points and seek shelter in neighbouring Jordan. Many feel safer crossing in the dark, but it remains a risky journey by day or night. They arrive exhausted, scared and traumatized, but happy to be in the welcoming […]
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Eight Syrian families live on the sixth floor of this building. […]

Refuge on the Sixth Floor: Urban Refugees in Jordan

Added: 12 Mar 2013

For most people, the iconic image of refugees is thousands of people living in row upon row of tents in a sprawling emergency camp in the countryside. But the reality today is that more than half of the world's refugees live in urban areas, where they face many challenges and where it is more difficult […]
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Karenni refugees from Myanmar in Ban Mae Nai Soi camp, Thai […]

International Women's Day 2013

Added: 08 Mar 2013

Gender equality remains a distant goal for many women and girls around the world, particularly those who are forcibly displaced or stateless. Multiple forms of discrimination hamper their enjoyment of basic rights: sexual and gender-based violence persists in brutal forms, girls and women struggle to […]
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