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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits an area of the Iraqi […]

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the Middle East

Added: 04 Oct 2012

In her new role as UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie has made five trips to visit refugees so far this year. She travelled to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey in September 2012 to meet some of the tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled conflict in their homeland and sought shelter in neighbouring countries. […]
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UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres presents […]

Nansen Refugee Award Presentation Ceremony

Added: 02 Oct 2012

More than 400 people attended the annual presentation in Geneva in October 1, 2012 of UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award. This year's inspirational winner from Somalia, Hawa Aden Mohamed, was unable to attend for health reasons, but she sent a video message. In the former refugee's absence, UN High Commissioner […]
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A young refugee, who was recently reunited with her family, plays […]
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Refugee life in one of the most remote places in South Sudan

Added: 28 Sep 2012

Over the past year, thousands of people from Sudan's South Kordofan state have fled violence to seek safety in Yida refugee camp, situated just across the border in South Sudan. In late September, Yida was home to approximately 65,000 refugees from the Nuba Mountains. Located in one of the most remote […]
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A Syrian girl plays in the late afternoon with a young child […]

Turkish Camps Provide Shelter to 90,000 Syrian Refugees

Added: 26 Sep 2012

By mid-September, more than 200,000 Syrian refugees had crossed the border into Turkey. UNHCR estimates that half of them are children, and many have seen their homes destroyed in the conflict before fleeing to the border and safety. The Turkish authorities have responded by building well-organized […]
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Mama Hawa Aden Mohamed oversees a tailoring class at the Galkayo […]

Somalia's Hawa Aden Mohamed wins Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 18 Sep 2012

Hawa Aden Mohamed, a former refugee whose visionary work has transformed the lives of thousands of displaced Somali women and girls, is the winner of the 2012 Nansen Refugee Award. Widely known as "Mama" Hawa, she is the founder and director of an ambitious education programme in Galkayo, Somalia, that […]
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