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Fleeing Bullets, and then Mosquitoes

 Agness and Flavia are close in age: between 18 and 24 months. Although they come from different families, they share a similar story. Their parents fled conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo several years ago and are now raising their children in Uganda’s... read more

Tragedy Strikes Again on the Mediterranean

We’re on the edge of Europe. Beyond the sheer cliffs in front of us, the azure blue Mediterranean stretches out as far as the eye can see. Just yesterday, three boats were rescued a few miles from here, packed with hundreds of refugees fleeing war and persecution and... read more

You Made It Happen

  Thanks to the incredible help from supporters, the IKEA Foundation has raised $14 million (€10.8 million) to help improve the lives of refugees around the world by providing educational opportunities and distributing renewable energy devices such as solar... read more

A Long and Perilous Route to Safety

The sun is still rising in the Congolese sky, but Jean is already busy cleaning the small garden in front of his new house in Bili refugee camp. He greets me with a wide smile. After nearly two years on the run from violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), he... read more

A Sister’s Courage

Most of all, Hala misses her mother’s bedtime stories. “I was playing outside when our house crumbled,” she says. “I saw people carrying my mom downstairs.” Is Hala smiling, or about to cry? I’m not sure. I’ve finally gathered the courage to ask her what happened.... read more
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