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H&M Foundation donates $3.3 million for education for refugee children24 Jan 2017
A global campaign by non-profit H&M Foundation has generated $3.3 million to support UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in its work to provide education for refugee children.
East Aleppo residents tell of horror, cold and hunger16 Dec 2016
As they find safety in west Aleppo, displaced residents from the devastated east of the city describe the violence and shortages that led them to run for their lives.
Millions of “Children on the Move” are in need of help25 Nov 2016
Your support will address the education needs of refugee children by giving them knowledge, skills, ideas, hopes and dreams.
Frequently asked questions on climate change and disaster displacement6 Nov 2016
Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical – it’s a current reality.
UNHCR opens new camp amid spike in Mosul displacement4 Nov 2016
Hasansham camp opens following largest displacement since start of Mosul offensive, as 8,000 men, women and children flee frontlines in past 24 hours.
Education for refugee children focus of new H&M Foundation campaign3 Nov 2016
Refugee children will benefit from school supplies under a global campaign launched today by non-profit H&M Foundation in support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
Families fleeing Mosul assault find safety in Iraq, Syria26 Oct 2016
Across the region, UNHCR is stepping up its preparations to receive those displaced by the fighting to retake Iraq’s second city.
Mediterranean death toll soars, 2016 is deadliest year yet25 Oct 2016
With two months still to go, deaths of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean hit all-time high
UNHCR focuses on preparations for Mosul exodus21 Oct 2016
A military operation to retake Iraq’s second city has so far uprooted a few thousand people, allowing the UN Refugee Agency to focus on continued preparations.
UN refugee chief says protecting Mosul civilians is key18 Oct 2016
Speaking in Baghdad, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi stresses civilian protection must be part of the military strategy for retaking Iraq’s second city.