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Suicides on the rise among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Mental health initiatives offer space for refugees and people where they live to overcome pain and isolation – and prevent more deaths.

News and StoriesStories24 Jan 2020

UNHCR's Priorities for the next Irish Government

In recent years, the government has streamlined the application process for asylum-seekers and introduced a number of improvements to the direct provision system as recommended by the 2015 McMahon report. However, work remains to be done in a number of key areas. UNHCR has six calls to the next government to better protect refugees

News and StoriesNews24 Jan 2020

Abducted mum finally finds safety in Finland, but yearns to see children again

"I can't remember when life was last as good as this," says Nakout. After years of abuse, she now dreams of reuniting with children who thought she was dead.

News and StoriesStories22 Jan 2020

Key takeaways from the Global Refugee Forum

A month after the historic meeting wrapped up, these are the pledges and commitments that will boost opportunities for refugees and their hosts.

News and StoriesStories17 Jan 2020

Long way home for displaced Sudanese as fears of insecurity persist

UNHCR calls for increased funding and global support for Sudan's displaced, their hosts and those who want to return home.

News and StoriesNews14 Jan 2020

For one man, fifth exile from north-east Syria drains all hope

Mustafa and his family have fled to Iraq five times since the start of the Syria crisis, but having lost his home and business in the latest violence he fears for their future.

News and StoriesStories9 Jan 2020