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Yemen: assisted spontaneous returns for Somali refugees begins

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In the first UNHCR-assisted spontaneous return movement for Somali refugees from Yemen, 133 refugees departed yesterday for Somalia. Given the current life-threatening conditions in Yemen for many civilians, including refugees,

Malala: Refugee children must not be left behind

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Student, activist and Malala Fund founder Malala Yousafzai urges world leaders to help refugee children reach for their dreams. More children than ever before spend their school years as refugees.

Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever

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Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever NEW YORK – Faced with record numbers of people displaced by conflict and persecution, and the rise and complexity of ...

Vital UNHCR aid arrives in Cox's Bazar, additional emergency staff deployed

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In Bangladesh, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned over the situation for an estimated 380,000 Rohingya refugees reported to have arrived in the country since 25 August. Violence ...

2017 Winner

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Zannah Mustapha, a champion for the rights of displaced children growing up amid violence in north-eastern Nigeria to get a quality education, is the 2017 winner of the UNHCR Nansen ...

Bangladesh: UNHCR emergency airlift lands in Dhaka as Rakhine crisis deepens

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A major UNHCR airlift with emergency relief supplies for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh is today under way, with the first flight having landed in Dhaka just before 04:30 this morning.

Show your support and sign the #WithRefugees petition

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Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes. People like you, people like me. To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – everything except their hopes ...

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Left Behind

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*Under UNHCR’s mandate *Under UNHCR’s mandate This report tells the stories of some of the world’s 6.4 million refugee children and adolescents under UNHCR’s mandate who are of primary and ...

UNHCR: First group of Rohingya refugees moves to new emergency shelters

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In southeast Bangladesh, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has been continuing to ramp up operations. This is in light of further arrivals of Rohingya refugees and our very grave concern ...

Rohingya influx strains camp resources in Bangladesh

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KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh – Her village in flames and family scattered, 30-year-old Juleka trekked for nine days with her six-year-old daughter Janathana before finally reaching safety at this refugee ...

Elderly Rohingya rely on families to carry them to safety

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KANJUR, Bangladesh – This is not how Mabia Khatun, 75, imagined she would spend her old age: as a refugee, cocooned in a blanket and carried for 17 days through ...

UNHCR urges action to ease conditions on Greek islands

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned by the deteriorating situation on Greece’s eastern Aegean islands. The number of new arrivals, which accelerated in August, is putting pressure on overcrowded ...

September 22, 2017

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Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) The Power of ONE: How individuals can make a difference ONE PLANET, ONE people, Shared Responsibility: What Are the SDGs and Why Do ...

Syrian Refugees Respond To Hurricane Irma By Cooking Feasts For Evacuees

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Abeer and Nora al-Sheikh Bakri are sisters from Douma, Syria. They fled their homeland in 2012 after their country’s civil war engulfed the city. They spent four years in Egypt ...

Sea Prayer: a 360 story inspired by refugee Alan Kurdi

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This is a 360 film. Click to play then follow the story as the illustration is drawn. To commemorate the second anniversary of the death of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old ...