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A father and son walk through the ruins of their home town of […]

Number of Internally Displaced Soars to Record 38 Million in 2014

Added: 07 May 2015

Last year, 30,000 people were internally displaced across the globe every day, bringing the total to a record 38 million, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. This is the equivalent of the total populations of London, New York and Beijing combined. Most of these 38 million men, women and children […]
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Emergency workers on a Maltese Coastguard vessel carry away the […]
©UNHCR / F. Ellul

Mediterranean Tragedies Put Focus on Those in Peril on the Sea

Added: 20 Apr 2015

April has proved to be the cruellest month this year for refugees and migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on smuggler's boats, many setting out from lawless Libya for southern Europe and others trying to reach Greece. The number of crossings has multiplied this month, but at least two boats have […]
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Andrew, 23, was attacked at a village market in Nigeria's Borno […]
©UNHCR/H. Caux

Victims of Conflict in Nigeria Find Safety in Cameroon Camp

Added: 26 Mar 2015

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Cameroon in late March to put a spotlight on the situation there of tens of thousands of refugees from Nigeria. These people have escaped mounting violence by insurgents in the north-east of their country. Among the places that Guterres visited […]
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Syrian asylum-seeker, Abdel, a 28-year-old paediatrician, stands […]

The Faces of Asylum

Added: 26 Mar 2015

Everyone has a right to be treated humanely and with dignity. But asylum-seekers can sometimes be detained for years, forced to exist on the edge of society and struggle for their right to protection, while in some cases suffering human rights abuses. Their temporary new homes - a long way from the ones […]
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Syrian refugees cross over into the outskirts of Kobani, Turkey, […]

The Anguish of Syria's Refugees Enters a Fifth Year

Added: 12 Mar 2015

These are the faces of Syrian refugees - more than 3.8 million in neighbouring countries alone - who fled their homes to escape a war that's unleashed one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. They imagined their exile might last weeks or months. Now the conflict is raging into a fifth year. […]
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