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More support needed as Mosul, Iraq displacement grows28 Nov 2016
Just over a month since the start of the Mosul offensive, the UN Refugee Agency and its partners have been intensifying life-saving, emergency assistance for tens of thousands of displaced Iraqis.
Climate Change and Displacement15 Nov 2016
When forced displacement becomes the topic of conversation, rarely does talk of climate change become part of the discussion.
Greek heroes honored at 2016 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony3 Oct 2016
The heroic efforts of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis were honored today by giving them the Nansen Refugee Award.
Greek volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award7 Sep 2016
Konstantinos Mitragas, on behalf of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT), and Efi Latsoudi, the human rights activist behind PIKPA village on the Greek island of Lesvos, are joint 2016 winners of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award.
Displaced athletes to make historic debut at Paralympic Games in Rio1 Sep 2016
For the first time, a team of refugee athletes with disabilities will compete on the world stage.
UNHCR welcomes announcement of Refugee Olympic Team5 Jun 2016
UNHCR warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of the refugees who will compete as a team in the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Syrian refugee eyes Rio Olympics22 Mar 2016
This will be a symbol of hope for all the refugees in our world, and will make the world better aware of the magnitude of this crisis.
Losing hope and fearful for their families, skilled Syrians join refugee exodus6 Oct 2015
“I don’t know what would happen if I went back to Damascus,” a doctor from Damascus said. For now, he is dependent on the kindness of others. But he vows to find a job, any job, once he is given Greek asylum.
Mindanao’s returnees get help with kelp in the Philippines17 Apr 2015
In Leha-Leha, people are getting back on their feet – children are going back to school, the women are at home tying bundles of seaweed for planting, while the men are out at sea collecting seaweed.
Two years after, Bopha survivors still wait for a place to call home20 Mar 2015
It has been two years since Typhoon Pablo, but all Plutarco has been able to build since his family moved is a makeshift house from scraps and tattered plastic sheets.