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Syrian refugee finds home in Santa Maria, Bulacan4 Jan 2021
A Philippine municipality, one of 13 local signatories to the cities #WithRefugees campaign, has warmly welcomed a Syrian refugee, not only into the local community, but also in its own municipal staff.
‘With education, I have learned to speak up for myself’21 Oct 2020
Eight years after fleeing Myanmar alone as a 12-year-old Rohingya boy, Mohammed Anwar recounts his long journey to Texas, United States, and describes his hopes for the future.
Refugees join voices in a song of hope and kindness16 Oct 2020
Mentored by Grammy winner Ricky Kej, 24 refugee musicians in India came together for ‘Shine Your Light’.
New life in Spain a dream come true for Syrian Real Madrid fan15 Oct 2020
After his family fled Syria, football-mad Ghaith had to drop out of school in Lebanon to help his family earn enough to get by, before getting the chance of a new start in Spain.
‘Every parent wants their child to be safe’13 Oct 2020
Since the late 1970s, in successive waves of displacement, over a million Rohingya have fled violence and discrimination in Rakhine State, western Myanmar. The latest outbreak of violence in August 2017 drove thousands to cross over each day to seek safety in neighbouring Bangladesh. Today, there are over 860,000 Rohingya […]
Rohingya refugee children learn to support one another9 Oct 2020
Peer-to-peer mental health initiative helps young refugees learn to cope with a life in exile in Bangladesh.
Sama Bajau community volunteer on the frontlines of COVID-19 response13 Sep 2020
Merhamna Taala belongs to the Sama Bajau tribe, one of the populations identified to be at risk of statelessness. A pre-school teacher and community volunteer, she helps her fellow Sama Bajaus access government services and is at the forefront of COVID-19 awareness and response.
Afghan girl who waited years for school refuses to let her enthusiasm wane2 Sep 2020
She was 11 before she saw the inside of a classroom, so Parisa was not about to stop learning even under lockdown.
Grandi ends Lebanon visit with call to help country in its hour of need25 Aug 2020
With country reeling from Beirut explosion, COVID-19 and financial crisis, UNHCR Head calls on global community to support Lebanon and its large refugee population.
‘We all miss home, but we cannot go back to the same fear’21 Aug 2020
Three years after she fled to Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee Nur Ayna shares her memories of Myanmar, experiences in exile, and hopes for the future.