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Survivors of 2008’s Cyclone Nargis shelter in the ruins of […]
©UNHCR/Taw Naw Htoo

Climate change and displacement

Added: 14 Dec 2009

In the past few years, millions of people have been displaced by natural disasters, most of which are considered to be the direct result of climate change. Sudden weather events, such as Myanmar's Cyclone Nargis in 2008, widespread flooding in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camps in 2006 and the drought that […]
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Yenis and Grimaldo still miss the home they were forced to flee […]

Colombia: A struggle for rights

Added: 03 Dec 2009

Overlooked by the rest of the world, decades of violent internal conflict have forced more than 3.5 million Colombians from their homes, with more fleeing nearly every day. Some seek shelter overseas, but about 80 percent head for urban centres within the country. For most, towns and cities represent […]
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The week-old baby she holds is the price 17-year-old Tsitsi Makwiyana […]

South Africa: Searching for Coexistence

Added: 03 Dec 2009

South Africa is one of the few countries in Africa where registered refugees and asylum-seekers can legally move about freely, access social services and compete with locals for jobs. But while these right are enshrined in law, in practice they are sometimes ignored and refugees and asylum-seekers often […]
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Something about myself: 'I look like my family and I do wash […]
©UNHCR/Ishimewe, 11 years old, Osire Refugee Camp, Namibia

"Do You See What I See?" Exploring the words and photographs of refugee children

Added: 11 Nov 2009

For more than a year, a collection of startling photographs taken by refugee children in Namibia and Yemen has been travelling the world, giving a glimpse into the lives and thoughts of people whose lives have been thrown into turmoil at such a young age. Professional photographer Brendan Bannon conducted […]
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UNHCR Regional Representative Michel Gabaudan, NBC news anchor […]
©UNHCR / E. Hockstein

Nansen Award presentation for the late Senator Edward Kennedy

Added: 29 Oct 2009

UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award was posthumously awarded to Senator Edward Kennedy at a ceremony in Washington DC on October 29 for his life-long commitment to refugee rights. Kennedy's wife, Victoria, accepted the award on behalf of her late husband. In presenting the award, UN High Commissioner […]
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