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An Epic Journey to Save Diana

As the navy ship was pulling into the port in Sicily, I could see Diana. She stood out from more than 400 migrants and refugees onboard, rescued while crossing the dangerous Mediterranean waters. Diana, 10, was born in Syria with a severe form of cerebral palsy.Her... read more

The Canadian Connection

For almost 40 years, UNHCR has played a unique role in Canada. We don’t have tent cities full of refugees in Canada. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever see a UNHCR aid worker distributing food or blankets in Toronto or Ottawa. And never has a Canadian mayor ever... read more

A Refugee’s Ramadan in War Time

This is the third Ramadan in a foreign country for a Syrian refugee family living on the outskirts of Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In the kitchen of a small three room apartment, eggplant and potatoes are being fried for Maqlooba, a layered dish of... read more

Lending a Hand in Hungary

It is dusk by the time volunteers arrive at a busy square in central Budapest. With them, they carry hot food and fresh water – nothing short of a lifeline for the tired and hungry refugee families who are there to meet them. Little children are at first shy to accept... read more
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