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Special Envoy Angelina Jolie renews UNHCR contract, says 'I'm with you for life'

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GENEVA – Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today reaffirmed her commitment to refugees worldwide, telling staff at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: “I am with you for life.” Jolie visited UNHCR ...

8 Portraits Of Refugees That Will Help You Understand The Refugee Experience

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What happens after you come to the United States if you’re a refugee? How do you assimilate? Photographer Brandon Hill attempts to answer those questions through his new photo series ...

Refugee-turned-lawyer helps others start the path in Portland

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*** 2 p.m. *** She came to the airport as a lawyer. She soon became a ringmaster, a one-stop welcome committee, legal representative and menu-planner. Chanpone Sinlapasai ushered the TV ...

Remembering the victims of Syria's brutal war

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On the sixth anniversary of Syria’s conflict, we must remember those who are suffering most from this calamity – the 4.9 million refugees, the 6.3 million people displaced internally and ...

Greater cooperation needed to protect refugees in Central America, UNHCR says

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MEXICO CITY – The impact of insecurity and violence uprooting tens of thousands of people from the Northern Triangle of Central America is becoming increasingly evident in Mexico, UNHCR’s international ...

As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

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HASANSHAM, Iraq – Slipping out of west Mosul under cover of darkness, Safa gashed her foot on a jagged metal spike placed at the roadside by extremists to puncture the ...

'Breaking Point' imminent: Government of Uganda, UNHCR say help for South Sudan refugee inflow urgently needed

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The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan ...

These letters from American children to Syrians show incredible humanity and love

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You are loved in a million places. This is the message that fourth-grader Zola Pierce Heartman of Boise wrote in her letter to Syrian children — kids whose childhoods have been spent ...

News Comment from Vincent Cochetel, Director of UNHCR's Europe bureau

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at reports of at least two shipwrecks off the Libyan coasts on Thursday. According to NGO sources, five floating corpses of young ...

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today that joint efforts and strengthened cooperation are crucial to improving the situation for asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece and issued eight recommendations* to ...

In a Refugeeā€™s Bags, Memories of Home

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As family members huddled around the television, watching images of burned buildings in Qaraqosh, Ms. Mosaky brought out a folkloric wraparound dress she had recently sewn. Over four months she ...

Syrian refugee is cooking up a new life in east London

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Imad Alarnab was a successful businessman with a young, happy family when the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011. He ran two restaurants, a café and several juice bars in ...

The Last Refugee: Through the closing door

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First in a series of occasional articles on the Syrian refugee families resettling here, and the local people assisting them. It took a moment, when they woke up in a ...