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Bottled sand builds better homes for Sahrawi refugees10 Feb 2017
In the remote desert of southwest Algeria, a young Sahrawi refugee is filling discarded bottles with sand to build shelters that better withstand the harsh climate.
By: Russell Fraser | 11 January 2017 | Français | عربي
Syrian refugees transform crisis into a drama3 Nov 2016
Shooting on homemade sets and equipment, refugees at a camp in Jordan are making a soap opera offering a humorous take on serious issues.
Myanmar refugees pave the way home in pilot return28 Oct 2016
After decades in exile, 71 refugees have returned from Thailand to Myanmar, feeling both joy and trepidation about their future.
Iraq Emergency19 Oct 2016
Millions of Iraqis have been forced to abandon their homes after decades of conflict and violence.
Terrified, many fled with just the clothes on their backs. Now, with their limited financial resources exhausted by basic accommodation and food, they are in desperate need of emergency aid.
Mosul civilians tell of fear and destruction19 Oct 2016
Speaking with families who fled Mosul assault, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi stresses the need to protect civilians and prevent further displacement.
UNHCR #WithRefugees petition heads to UN Secretary-General16 Sep 2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accepted a 1.3 million signature-strong petition that expressed solidarity with millions of refugees.
Displaced athletes to make historic debut at Paralympic Games in Rio5 Sep 2016
For the first time, a team of refugee athletes with disabilities will compete on the world stage.
Funding lags as more flee South Sudan19 Aug 2016
“Funding shortages will further disadvantage (those) who need urgent sustained support to overcome trauma.”
Child refugee grows up to become family doctor in Canada11 Aug 2016
When Sameena and her Ugandan Asian family needed a place of safety, Canada stepped up. Now a doctor, she cares for families in her adoptive home.
These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio15 Jul 2016
For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete under the Olympic flag.
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Read the current and archived releases from UNHCR – we provide a wide range of information about the UN Refugee Agency’s activities, including updates from news conference, news by our staff written from some of the world’s most remote locations, etc. At the same time, do not miss what is […]