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Debt a growing burden for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Nov 20 (UNHCR)—Syrian father Mohamad believes his life can be summarized by a worn out piece of paper. Carefully folded and tucked under a floor mattress, it details a growing list of debts. Four years in Lebanon as a refugee have sucked his resources dry, and... read more

New Balkan border restrictions untenable

GENEVA, Nov 20 (UNHCR)—A range of new restrictions against the movement of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards is increasingly untenable, the UN refugee agency, the International Organisation for Migration and the UN... read more

Humans of Lesvos

Brandon Stanton has met thousands of individuals though his work as a street photographer and storyteller. They are grandparents, immigrants, divorcees, actors. By telling “one story at a time,” his Humans of New York blog and Facebook page reach millions of people... read more

Some 3,300 people a day still arriving on Lesvos

GENEVA, Nov 13 (UNHCR)—With winter closing in, more than 3,000 people a day are still arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos despite dangerous sea conditions and overstretched and inadequate reception facilities, the UN refugee agency said today. “The number of... read more
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