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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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Dawa sits with her suitcase on the side of the road in Jamam […]
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A Family On the Move in South Sudan

Added: 17 Sep 2012

When fighting erupted in Kormaganza, Blue Nile state, in September last year, 80-year-old Dawa Musa's family decided to flee to the neighbouring village of Mafot. Dawa was too frail to make the two-day journey by foot, so her son, Awad Kutuk Tungud, hid her in the bush for three days while he moved his […]
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