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COP 21: Climate change, refugees and couture

LONDON, Nov 30 (UNHCR)—A dress made from the heavy fabric of a tent used to shelter refugees in Jordan shimmers unexpectedly into life at the busy London train station, sparkling with weather data provided by the Met Office. The one-off couture outfit by one of...

Young Afghan uses language skills to help medics on Lesvos

LESVOS, Greece, Nov 20 (UNHCR)—Amena Yusufi, a 21-year-old woman from Afghanistan, stepped out of a medical tent on Lesvos’ busy Moria reception and registration centre and called for the next patient. A mother and her baby stepped forward. Amena listened...

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