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‘Every parent wants their child to be safe’28 Oct 2020
Having fled Myanmar as a young boy, Mohammed Rafique reflects on his current home of Carlow, Ireland and shares his hopes for fellow Rohingya refugees.
Rohingya refugee children learn to support one another23 Oct 2020
Peer-to-peer mental health initiative helps young refugees learn to cope with a life in exile in Bangladesh.
Colombian woman devotes life to helping sexually exploited children heal6 Oct 2020
Mayerlín Vergara Pérez wins Nansen Refugee Award for her work helping young survivors of sexual violence, many of them refugees, rebuild their lives.
UNHCR: Rohingya crisis needs lasting solutions21 Sep 2020
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Yemen on the Brink3 Sep 2020
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Am I Wrong to Love?10 Aug 2020
They were beaten, tortured, their lives threatened – just for loving who they loved or not wanting to hide who they really are.
UNHCR calls on South Sudan leaders to reinvigorate peace efforts on 9th anniversary of independence8 Jul 2020
‘If COVID-19 arrives in the camp, it will be devastating’21 May 2020
Rohingya refugee Saidul Hoque describes how life in the refugee settlements in Cox’s Bazar has changed since a lockdown started to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
Refugees offer medical experience to help tackle coronavirus crisis in France5 May 2020
Doctors from Libya and Somalia are among refugee medics joining the battle to fight COVID-19 and save lives.
Cate Blanchett’s ‘Films of Hope’ to watch on coronavirus lockdown5 May 2020
The actor, director and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador recommends six movies for homebound film-lovers during COVID-19 crisis.