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Forced displacement worldwide at its highest in decades

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The UN Refugee Agency's annual Global Trends study found that 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2016 – a total bigger than the population of ...

This man, a Kurdish refugee, will line out for Leitrim in Croke Park

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The Lory Meagher Cup final on Saturday will be noteworthy for a number of firsts. It will be the first time a Leitrim senior hurling team has played in Croke ...

Conflict and persecution displace more people than at any time in 70 years

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The number of people forced to flee is at the highest level ever recorded. At the end of 2016, some 65.6 million were people forcibly displaced. That’s 300,000 more than ...

In Uganda’s refugee schools, books and pencils are luxuries

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At this kindergarten on the edge of the world’s largest refugee camp, there are no notebooks. When it’s time to practice writing skills, children sit under a tree to doodle ...

A woman’s world for South Sudanese refugees

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An estimated 86% of the more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are women and children, says the UN. Massive numbers have streamed in since the brutal civil war ...

The #WithRefugees Campaign channels public solidarity for people forced to flee

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SIGN NOW Add your support Join the team After being persecuted in Myanmar, Pa Kam’s family found a safe place to live in Malaysia where they could start their lives ...

‘All refugees want to go home someday’ – UNHCR spokesperson and author Melissa Fleming

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26 May 2017 – “I envy the mountains and the trees and the rocks because they will be able to breathe Daraa’s air and I won’t.” Those were the thoughts ...

The Community Map, showcasing the global support for refugees

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Experimental theatre programme offers Syrian refugees the chance to express themselves and raise awareness of their plight Culture Eduaction Livelihood NGO More Details Former refugee empowers women and girls through ...

UN Refugee agency: Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide

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A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is ...

Match resettlement commitments with action: UN Refugee Chief

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As global resettlement needs grow alongside rising refugee numbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for a massive increase in places available for refugees in third countries.

SignAndPass

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To escape the violence and persecution, they leave everything behind. Join the greatest global movement in support of refugees. #SignAndPass

Forced displacement in 2016

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The Global Trends Report is published every year to analyze the changes in UNHCR’s populations of concern and deepen public understanding of ongoing crises. UNHCR counts and tracks the numbers ...

With help, Syrian family rebuilds home amid the ruins of Homs

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After a couple of weeks, the softly spoken former Arabic teacher found the strength to return. Working alone in the rubble of his house and the flattened neighbourhood beyond, he ...

'He will kill me if he sees me again': abused women seek refuge in Mexico

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In the end it was a cup of coffee laced with poison that compelled Josefina Nieto to run for her life. Nieto, 41, fled Guatemala with her youngest son last ...

New Neighbours: Young Refugees from Across Europe Guest Edit VICE.com

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According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there are currently 65.3 million people around the world who have been forced from home. Of the nearly 21.3 million who are refugees,

Conflict and persecution displace more people than at any time in 70 years

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Our statistics show that 65.6 million people — more than the entire population of the United Kingdom — were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016. The number of people forced to flee is ...