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“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
Eight years on, Syrian refugees weigh thorny question of return9 Mar 2019
Abdulhay, like the war in Syria, is eight years old. His family are among the millions of refugees wondering what their future holds.
UN convoy supports vulnerable, displaced people in Rukban28 Feb 2019
The United Nations with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent are carrying out the largest humanitarian convoy to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the people at Rukban makeshift settlement.
Shih Wing Ching Visits Refugees in Iran with UNHCR – UNHCR Iran Mission Media Gathering24 Jan 2019
When a child becomes a parent21 Jan 2019
In the absence of parents, many refugee children barely old enough to know how to light a fire, are forced to act as father and mother to even younger, grief-stricken children.
Refugee children want to “feel like human beings” again17 Jan 2019
In a camp where most refugees are children and many are orphans, finding happiness is easier than you think.
South Sudan: When Bullets Fly7 Jan 2019
There is no time to think when gunfire erupts. Especially when you are a 12-year-old child.