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Times Have Changed, Our Mission Hasn’t

UNHCR was established on 14 December 1950 in the backdrop of a shattered world that was starting to rebuild after the Second World War. Tasked to find homes for Europe’s refugees for our very first mission, our work has continued to expand ever since. In 1979, our...

Yemen on the brink of Famine this Ramadan

Yemen on the brink of Famine this Ramadan

As we enter the holy month of Ramadan, Yemen remains the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. With Yemen once again at the brink of famine, displaced Yemenis like Fattoum are four times more at risk of falling into hunger. Hunger that Fattoum and her children...

Global Snapshot — Syria: 10 Years in Crisis

Syrian Crisis in Numbers   13.4 million people in need in Syria 6.6 million refugees worldwide 80% refugees live in neighbouring countries >70% refugees live in poverty 11% funding raised only* *as of 23 February 2021 A decade of crisis in Syria has left...

This Ramadan, bring hopes to desperate Syrian refugees

This Ramadan, bring hopes to desperate Syrian refugees

Every morning Nazir, 25, leaves his house at 7 AM to head down to the market in search of work. As a Syrian refugee living in Sweileh, a northern suburb of Amman, he says that there is a particular area of the market where project managers will come to find...

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