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Dr. Camilleri at her desk in the JRS Malta Office.
© UNHCR/A.Pace

2007 Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 18 Sep 2007

The UN refugee agency's Nansen Awards Committee has named Dr. Katrine Camilleri, a 37-year-old lawyer with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Malta, as the winner of the 2007 Nansen Refugee Award. The Committee was impressed by the political and civic courage she has shown in dealing with the refugee […]
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The crowded Al Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq.
©UNHCR/B. Heger, August 2007

Iraqi Children Go To School in Syria

Added: 18 Sep 2007

UNHCR aims to help 25,000 refugee children go to school in Syria by providing financial assistance to families and donating school uniforms and supplies. There are some 1.4 million Iraqi refugees living in Syria, most having fled the extreme sectarian violence sparked by the bombing of the Golden Mosque […]
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A poor suburb of Bogota where displaced people settle. Due to […]
©UNHCR/P. Smith

Education for Displaced Colombians

Added: 18 Sep 2007

UNHCR works with the government of Colombia to address the needs of children displaced by violence. Two million people are listed on Colombia's National Register for Displaced People. About half of them are under the age of 18, and, according to the Ministry of Education, only half of these are enrolled […]
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Djabal camp in eastern Chad hosts over 15,000 refugees from Sudan's […]
©UNHCR/H.Caux, August 2007

Chad: Education in Exile

Added: 18 Sep 2007

UNHCR joins forces with the Ministry of Education and NGO partners to improve education for Sudanese refugees in Chad. The ongoing violence in Sudan's western Darfur region has uprooted two million Sudanese inside the country and driven some 230,000 more over the border into 12 refugee camps in eastern […]
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Khaled Hosseini flies kites with children at the Samangan caves […]
©UNHCR/T.Irwin, September 2007

Author Hosseini in Afghanistan

Added: 18 Sep 2007

UNHCR Goodwill Envoy Khaled Hosseini visited Afghanistan in early September and saw first-hand one of the UN refugee agency's largest and most complex operations. During a 10-day trip, the best-selling author visited UNHCR projects and met returnees in the northern provinces of Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, […]
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