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The agony of Aleppo follows Syrian refugees into exile14 Dec 2016
Despite having found safety in Lebanon, Alaa continues to be haunted by unspeakable loss and tragedy in her hometown of Aleppo.
Burning trash to keep warm in Syria town cut off by war28 Nov 2016
“I burn plastic and cardboard in order to get some warmth during the winter,” says 70-year-old Aisha, who fled her home in rural Damascus five years ago.
More support needed as Mosul, Iraq displacement grows28 Nov 2016
Just over a month since the start of the Mosul offensive, the UN Refugee Agency and its partners have been intensifying life-saving, emergency assistance for tens of thousands of displaced Iraqis.
Climate Change and Displacement15 Nov 2016
When forced displacement becomes the topic of conversation, rarely does talk of climate change become part of the discussion.
Greek heroes honored at 2016 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony3 Oct 2016
The heroic efforts of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis were honored today by giving them the Nansen Refugee Award.
Greek volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award7 Sep 2016
Konstantinos Mitragas, on behalf of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT), and Efi Latsoudi, the human rights activist behind PIKPA village on the Greek island of Lesvos, are joint 2016 winners of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award.
Displaced athletes to make historic debut at Paralympic Games in Rio1 Sep 2016
For the first time, a team of refugee athletes with disabilities will compete on the world stage.
UNHCR welcomes announcement of Refugee Olympic Team5 Jun 2016
UNHCR warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the refugees who will compete as a team in the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Syrian refugee eyes Rio Olympics22 Mar 2016
This will be a symbol of hope for all the refugees in our world, and will make the world better aware of the magnitude of this crisis.
Losing hope and fearful for their families, skilled Syrians join refugee exodus6 Oct 2015
“I don’t know what would happen if I went back to Damascus,” a doctor from Damascus said. For now, he is dependent on the kindness of others. But he vows to find a job, any job, once he is given Greek asylum.