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Afghan teen, Zohra, was just 11 when she and her family fled to Ecuador. Now 16, she paints murals in her host city to reconcile her worlds.
As the worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the most vulnerable. Together with the humanitarian country team and South Sudan’s government, UNHCR is delivering urgently needed support to the most affected, including hygiene items, food, emergency shelter and solar lanterns to provide light.
UNHCR’s Grandi urges increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in Syria, including to people returning from displacement
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi reaffirmed UNHCR’s support to the most vulnerable in Syria and urged an increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in the country, including to people who have chosen to return home following years of displacement inside their own country or abroad.