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Dawa sits with her suitcase on the side of the road in Jamam […]
©UNHCR/B. Sokol

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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Newly arrived Somali refugees board a bus that will take them […]
©UNHCR/J.Ose

Photo Essay: Dollo Ado, a Year After the Somalia Famine

Added: 12 Sep 2012

In mid-2011, Dollo Ado was at the heart of a refugee crisis as a wave of Somalis facing violence and starvation at home trekked through the desert to seek safety in the small, remote border town in eastern Ethiopia. Many arrived exhausted, sick and emaciated, often carrying weak or dying children. To […]
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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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