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The Nun and the Bakery

For nearly a decade, the small and dusty town of Dungu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been under attack. But while many women and girls throughout the region have been kidnapped and terrorised by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), others have survived... read more

Treacherous Crossings

Most refugees undertake a perilous journey to escape persecution, violence or death. But escape by sea is particularly dangerous as people confront unpredictable weather, unsafe and over-crowded vessels, unscrupulous human traffickers and smugglers. And even if they... read more

Yazidi Women Welcomed Back to the Faith

DOHUK, Iraq—Leila, a 20-year-old Yazidi woman who was taken captive by militants and forced to convert to Islam, escaped in March and has since been reunited with her family. Her story would have been impossible just a few months ago, but she is now one of hundreds of... read more

Four Generations on the Run

As the ferry anchors near Kagunga village, on the Tanzanian shores of Lake Tanganyika, 60-year-old Foibe Ndikumana sits patiently on the sand, yearning to hear her name called. She is eager to leave behind the crowded lakefront village and the haunting memories of... read more

Refugees and Human Rights Student Poetry Contest

UNHCR and the CCUNESCO are happy to announce the winners of the “Refugees and Human Rights Poetry Contest, 2015 edition.  Canadian students from grades 4 to 12 from schools across the country submitted high quality poems as part of this contest.   There were... read more
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