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DRC / Congolese refugees cross the Oubangui River from Zinga […]
©UNHCR/L.Baumann

Batalimo to Batanga and Beyond: Congolese Return Home from CAR

Added: 13 May 2014

Over the past month, almost 6,300 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have left the Batalimo camp in the troubled Central African Republic and returned voluntarily to their homes in Equateur province. Their decision to go back is a further sign of the gravity of the situation in […]
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Children play basketball in storm-damaged Anibong, near the city […]
©UNHCR / J.Maitem

Typhoon Haiyan: On the Road to Recovery Six Months After the Storm

Added: 08 May 2014

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan carved its deadly and destructive path through the central Philippines and forcibly displaced 4 million Filipinos, the area is like a big construction site as people get on with rebuilding their flattened homes as well as their lives. Many have moved into renovated homes […]
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Refugees arrive from the Syrian border at the Rabaa al-Sarhan […]
©UNHCR/J.Kohler

A New Camp, a New Home: A Syrian Family in Azraq

Added: 30 Apr 2014

On April 30, 2014, the Jordanian government formally opened a new refugee camp in the desert east of Jordan's capital, Amman. UNHCR will help run Azraq camp, which was opened to relieve the pressure in Za'atri camp. There are currently nearly 5,000 shelters in Azraq, capable of housing up to 25,000 refugees. […]
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When Syrian refugee, Jamal, noticed that most of the children […]
©UNHCR/S.Baldwin

For Starters, a Tent: A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan

Added: 25 Apr 2014

In the semi-rural area of Kherbet Al-Souk, on the outskirts of Amman, Syrian refugees struggling to get their children into crowded state schools have taken matters into their own hands. They have set up a simple school in their small informal settlement of about 500 refugees. The families had lived […]
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Syrian refugee, Mahmoud, aged nine, looks out of the window of […]
©UNHCR/S. Baldwin

Mahmoud's Journey: A Young Syrian Survives Being Shot At, Detained and Bullied to Find a New Life in Sweden

Added: 17 Apr 2014

A photo essay by Shawn Baldwin and Johan Bävman A photograph of Syrian refugee, Mahmoud, shows the nine-year-old looking wistfully out of the window of an apartment block in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Perhaps he is thinking of happier days at school in his home town of Aleppo or maybe he is wondering […]
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