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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.
Mindanao’s returnees get help with kelp in the Philippines17 Apr 2015
In Leha-Leha, people are getting back on their feet – children are going back to school, the women are at home tying bundles of seaweed for planting, while the men are out at sea collecting seaweed.
Two years after, Bopha survivors still wait for a place to call home20 Mar 2015
It has been two years since Typhoon Pablo, but all Plutarco has been able to build since his family moved is a makeshift house from scraps and tattered plastic sheets.
Uncertainty lingers for the displaced a year after peace deal15 Jan 2015
At 33, Sattolnina Abba has lost count of how many times she’s been forced to flee fighting between government troops and armed groups in the Mindanao region.
Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Rebuilding identities in Central Philippines9 Sep 2014
In the village of Mas-in, nestled among sugarcane and pineapple plantations, one woman can only think of building what she has been longing for since birth – her identity.
For this displaced family, a tent is a fresh start8 Feb 2014
TANAUAN, Philippines – After Typhoon Haiyan cut a path of destruction across Central Philippines, Gil Lopez was among the hordes of survivors waiting in line for the first flight out of the devastated region. Three months later, he is happy to be back. A long bus ride brought Gil, 49, […]
Typhoon Haiyan: Indigenous people to break cycle of displacement4 Feb 2014
ISABEL, Philippines – At 85, Jahina Lugasan does not know where home is. Her life has been marked by a series of displacement driven by conflict and natural disasters. And unless something is done, her grandchildren could inherit this unfortunate legacy. Jahina and her husband are from the indigenous Badjao […]