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Finally, a safe place to be gay

Walking down the street while holding hands with his boyfriend could have gotten Subhi Nahas tortured and killed in his hometown of Idlib, Syria, where he says hardline militias target gay men and execute ... read more

A quest for education

Beautifully illustrated, Barikan tells of a story about an encounter with her mother. As a young girl, Barikan had wished for her mother to buy her shoes. In response, her mother encouraged her to ... read more

Town hall with UN refugee chief

During his March visit to Ottawa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi sat down with Louisa Taylor, Director of Refugee 613, to discuss the challenges of maintaining the safety and survival of ... read more

Syria conflict at five years

GENEVA, March 15 (UNHCR) – As Syria’s war reaches another grim milestone today, refugees fleeing the five-year conflict face greater hurdles to finding safety while international solidarity with its victims is failing to match ... read more
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