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Refugees and Human Rights Student Poetry Contest

There were two categories for entry submissions in each language: English: Category 1: Grades 7 – 9 The winners of this category were: 1st place - Claire Lauzon, Gr. 9, Canterbury High School, Ottawa, ON 2nd place - Krista Hum, Gr. 9, Canterbury High School, Ottawa,...

UNHCR welcomes the Supreme Court judgment in Ezokola

OTTAWA, 19 July 2013—The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes the judgment issued today by the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ezokola, which addresses fundamental issues related to exclusion from refugee status on grounds of...

More emergency funds needed for the Syria refugee crisis

OTTAWA, 14 May 2013—The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is raising the alarm over the continuous massive exodus and the growing humanitarian needs caused by the conflict in Syria. UNHCR estimates there are now nearly 1.5 million registered Syrian...

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