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Friendship games

Friendship games

Wednesday 13, November 2013 HUMENNE, Slovakia, November 13 (UNHCR) – When refugees arrive in a new home, they sometimes share little in common with their neighbors. But last October, ten Somali boys residing in the UNHCR co-sponsored Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in...

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For Chechens, Poland is not west enough

For Chechens, Poland is not west enough

Monday 5, December 2005 WARSAW, December 5 (UNHCR) – Shema drags her teenage daughter down the stairs together with the wheelchair. They live on the second floor of a reception centre for asylum seekers in Poland. There is no lift, so the tiny, grey-haired lady in her...