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UNHCR, IOM and partners appeal for US$1.72 billion for refugees and migrants from Venezuela

UNHCR, IOM and partners appeal for US$1.72 billion for refugees and migrants from Venezuela

The Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V), co-led by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is today launching a US$1.72 billion regional plan to support the ongoing needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

To my Mom, who inspired me to achieve my dreams

To my Mom, who inspired me to achieve my dreams

Solange Ingabire, 22, writes to her Mom, who raised her in Kiziba refugee camp, Rwanda, after fleeing the threat of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1996. Solange was born four years later in the camp. Now a student in Costa Rica, she recalls the incredible influence her mother has had on her, championing education despite not having had the opportunity to study herself.

UNHCR urges greater support as violence continues unabated in Burkina Faso

UNHCR urges greater support as violence continues unabated in Burkina Faso

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of escalating humanitarian needs for displaced people in Burkina Faso leading to an increase in refugees fleeing the country. As violence against civilians and intercommunity conflicts continue, close to 50,000 refugees have fled to Niger, Mali, and further south to the coastal states of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo and Ghana to seek safety in the last two years.

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