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Four months before this photograph was taken, soldiers arrived […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

The Most Important Thing

Added: 07 Sep 2012

More than 105,000 refugees have crossed the border between Sudan's Blue Nile state and South Sudan's Upper Nile state since November, 2011. The journey, usually made on foot, winds through treacherous conflict zones and along back roads that are barely passable due to heavy rains. Most flee on a moment's […]
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Irina (in white) was born in Switzerland to a Brazilian mother […]
©UNHCR/I.Canabrava

Statelessness and Women

Added: 04 Sep 2012

Statelessness can arise when citizenship laws do not treat men and women equally. Statelessness bars people from rights that most people take for granted such as getting a job, buying a house, travelling, opening a bank account, getting an education, accessing health care. It can even lead to detention. […]
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One of the finest and most outstanding musical voices of our […]
©Mike Owen

2012 Nansen artists line-up

Added: 03 Sep 2012

Singer, songwriter, campaigner, activist, and UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Annie Lennox, OBE will perform at this year's United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award being held in Geneva on October 1st and broadcast internationally. The line-up, which also includes […]
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Fatima and her family were taken in by Lebanese hosts in the […]
©UNHCR/S.Malkawi

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Added: 30 Aug 2012

As world concern grows over the plight of hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians, including more than 200,000 refugees, UNHCR staff are working around the clock to provide vital assistance in neighbouring countries. At the political level, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres was due […]
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Karama Adija, 65, rests on the back of a donkey-drawn 'ambulance,' […]
©UNHCR/ B. Sokol

Health crisis in South Sudan

Added: 24 Aug 2012

There are roughly 105,000 refugees in South Sudan's Maban County. Many are at serious health risk. UNHCR and its partners are working vigorously to prevent and contain the outbreak of malaria and several water-borne diseases. Most of the refugees, especially children and the elderly, arrived at the […]
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