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Mediator who won Chibok girls’ release named 2017 winner of UNHCR’s Nansen Award18 Sep 2017
Foundation provides education for orphans and a lifeline to widows created by insurgency in north-east Nigeria.
Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety14 Sep 2017
The old and sick are among the most vulnerable of the estimated 370,000 Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar. Many are carried to Bangladesh by relatives.
On the front lines of humanitarian work for families fleeing conflict19 Aug 2017
This World Humanitarian Day, UNHCR places the spotlight on Filipino humanitarian workers on the front lines of protecting families on the run from conflict, violence, and persecution.
A day in the life of Winny17 Aug 2017
Less than a year after opening, Bidibidi in Uganda has fast become one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. Here, Vipawan ‘Winny’ Pongtranggoon gives us a first-hand look at a typical day on the job.
An unsung hero opens doors to displaced Marawi families4 Aug 2017
With hundreds of thousands living in displacement due to armed conflict in Marawi, one teacher has opened his school to families seeking a safe place to call home.
Amidst crisis, a mother’s plight with her family6 Jul 2017
Omaymah Tomawis is one of nearly 400,000 people displaced by the ongoing firefights in Marawi City. Having experienced displacement twice in her lifetime, she hopes this incident will be her children’s first and last.
Nine Waves of Refugees in the Philippines7 Jun 2017
This historical tradition of accepting refugees in the Philippines offers a new perspective on the development of the country as a safe haven for families escaping conflict and violence.
Philippine and Indonesian Governments work together to end statelessness in Mindanao12 May 2017
Since 2011, the Philippine Government, Indonesian Government, and UNHCR has been working together to bring legal protection to over 8,000 Persons of Indonesian Descent in southern Philippines.
From refugees to Filipinos: How two former refugees found a home in the Philippines8 May 2017
Read the journey of Kamran Karbasi and Maher Mohammad Al Raee, both former refugees who have now become full-fledged Filipinos.
Water flows and helps protect IDP families in Kabengi22 Mar 2017
Recurring conflict in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao have displaced hundreds of families over the years. UNHCR and its partners are helping displaced families in Barangay Kabengi by providing a water system in their community.