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Refugees and locals live side-by-side in Niger’s ‘opportunity villages’
In the village of Garin Kaka, Nigerian refugees live and work alongside the local host community in a more sustainable alternative to refugee camps.
In Bangladesh, UNHCR Deputy High Commissioner calls for urgent support for Rohingya refugees
Wrapping up a four-day visit to Bangladesh today, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Kelly T. Clements, recognized the country for hosting one million Rohingya refugees for nearly six years, calling for livelihood and self-reliance initiatives to be scaled up to prevent the humanitarian situation in the refugee camps from deteriorating.
Syrian refugee turns trash into treasure in Jordan
In Za’atari refugee camp, one man’s creative spirit and unwavering determination have transformed discarded materials into objects of beauty.