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Some 200 people brought ashore in Myanmar

Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 May 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR welcomes the landing today of more than 200 people who had been stranded at sea off the coast of Rakhine State, Myanmar. Following their... read more

After the Earthquake, Nepal Braces for Monsoons

Dhan Bahadur Tamang, 66, built his two-storey house 35 years ago on a ledge just above a winding dirt road. It is only three hours by car from Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, but so isolated by the nearly vertical mountains that it feels like another world. From the front... read more

A Broken Family Escapes Fighting in Yemen

Fairuz and his wife Hannah can’t stop crying. They are crying for their broken country, Yemen, but above all for their broken family. His eyes red with grief, Fairuz explains how their eldest son, Adeeb, 27, was too terrified to join them as they ran a gauntlet of... read more

Nepal Earthquake: Everything you need to know

The strongest earthquake to hit Nepal for 80 years On 25 April at 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, creating large scale damage, many deaths and many more injuries. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 81 km northwest of the Nepali... read more
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