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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, joins the heads of other humanitarian organizations in calling on Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to reverse its directive that restricts women from working with non-governmental organizations.
A tablet with internet connectivity offers a bridge to quality education and hope for a better future for refugees.
By Christine Pirovolakis and Yana Dodnikova in Plovdiv, Bulgaria When Nata Ellis, a tech entrepreneur originally from Odesa, first heard about the deserted hospital in her adopted city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, she could already see its potential as a shelter for...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is relieved to see more than 200 desperate people being brought ashore to safety, in north-west Indonesia over the past few days. Many among them are believed to have been adrift for at least a month, without any help before being rescued.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is reminding States in the region that some 190 desperate people are on the verge of perishing at sea, adrift somewhere between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal as pleas to rescue and disembark them are continuously ignored.
Born without a forearm, Sarah’s playful spirit gives her struggling family strength as economic crisis makes a tough situation harder still. By Nadine Mazloum in Beirut, Lebanon On the roof of an old building, in a poor, crowded neighborhood of the Lebanese capital...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the adoption by the National Congress in Honduras of landmark legislation that establishes an essential legal framework to respond to the complex situation of thousands of forcibly displaced people within the Central American country.
Each time violence or tragedy erupted in her life, Laura* found herself forced to flee. But a women’s organization has helped give her the strength to carry on and become a leader. By Danielle Álvarez and Analía Kim in San Pedro Sula, Honduras For Laura,* tragedy had...
In this occasional series, we feature letters from people to refugees who have shaped their lives. Yash, 17, writes to his refugee grandfather, now deceased, whom he affectionately calls Dadu. His grandad fled his home located in current-day Bangladesh as a teenager...
A person. A place. A familiar sound or smell. Finding the meaning of home while on a journey in search of safety and refuge.
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