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Update on two shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean

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In the last 24 hours we have received alarming information on two new shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean. The first shipwreck took place on Friday night, when a rubber dinghy ...

UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis resulting from conflict, insecurity, political ...

How the Syria crisis has changed the way we respond to refugees

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By: Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees In January last year, I visited Jordan and Lebanon, just days after becoming head of the UN Refugee Agency. There I saw ...

Syrian surfer finds refuge on Lebanon's waves

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Despite his confidence in the water, 16-year-old Ali could not even swim until a few years ago. Growing up in landlocked Aleppo, Syria’s second city, he fled with his family ...

More than one million children flee South Sudan violence

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BIDBIDI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Uganda – As armed marauders closed in on her home in Yei, South Sudan, mother of two Aisha fled on foot, with her youngest son strapped to ...

Over US$1.4 billion needed for South Sudan refugees in 2017

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GENEVA – The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking US$ 1.4 ...

CHART: Where The World's Refugees Are

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A new report shows that the refugee crisis hasn't slowed down — and people don't always end up where you think. The flow of refugees is steadily increasing, according to ...

'It's like Airbnb for refugees': UK hosts and their guests

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Supported by About this content Think of it as Airbnb for refugees, quips Robina Qureshi. It’s a simple premise: people with a spare room in their house are matched with ...

As South Sudan crisis deepens, more funds needed for refugees

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GENEVA – As fighting and hunger drive ever-greater numbers of desperate refugees to flee South Sudan, UNHCR and its partners are today calling on donors to step up funding to ...

News comment by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Mediterranean crossings over the weekend

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Since Friday, we‘ve seen over 6,000 people crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy – bringing the total this year to over 43,000. These massive arrivals and the fact that more ...