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Refugee describes her journey fleeing north-east Syria for safety7 Nov 2019
As the number of Syrians crossing into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq reaches some 10,000, one new arrival describes the difficult journey, and shares her fears of the coming winter.
Intrepid lawyer achieves quest to eradicate statelessness in Kyrgyzstan2 Oct 2019
Heading out on foot, on horseback and in four-wheel drives, Azizbek Ashurov and his team of lawyers have helped Kyrgyzstan to end statelessness.
UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners18 Sep 2019
The everyday heroes from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are being honoured for their outstanding humanitarian work.
A job that no price can pay16 Sep 2019
“It is helping people to have a better life. I think there is no price that you can pay for this.”
A generation at risk of being left behind16 Sep 2019
At just 19 years old, Ayesha is her siblings’ only caregiver.
Documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis: Roger Arnold28 Aug 2019
“You can’t always save a life, but you can give comfort to someone that’s suffering”20 Aug 2019
UNHCR has more than 11,500 staff, most of whom are based in the field. Meet medical doctor Taimur Hasan, who works in public health in Bangladesh.
Global forced displacement tops 70 million19 Jun 2019
UN Refugee Chief calls for ‘redoubled’ solidarity as annual Global Trends report shows displacement doubled in 20 years.
From War in Syria to Cannes and Oscars’ Red Carpets7 Jun 2019
Zain was attending Cannes for the leading role he played in the movie “Capharnaum”, which won the Grand Jury Prize.
Iran helps Afghan refugees to survive and thrive25 Apr 2019
Esfahan/Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran