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More than 1.8 million people are fleeing violence in Iraq.

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10 million people in the world have no nationality

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35.6 Million individuals received life-saving support in 2013 from UNHCR.

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Men, women and children displaced by unthinkable crises around the world.

Syrian Crisis

In its fourth year of brutal and bitter war, Syria is in ruins. Its people are on the run from a nightmare that seems to have no end. Millions of internally displaced people (IDPs) are trapped inside Syria, experiencing dire conditions. Millions of other Syrian refugees have overwhelmed neighbouring countries—their numbers and needs intensify daily.



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UNHCR seeks to reassure refugees in Kenya facing food shortages

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 21 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has sought to allay the concerns of hundreds of thousands of refugees facing food ration cuts in northern Kenya and stressed that these are not linked to the repatriation of Somalis. “We call for calm...

More than 100,000 Libyans flee fighting over past month

GENEVA, November 14 (UNHCR) The UN Refugee Agency on Friday reported that intense fighting among rival armed groups in western, eastern and south-eastern Libya has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in the past month. The stepped up conflict is...

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