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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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Newly arrived Somali refugees board a bus that will take them […]

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 […]

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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