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Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

Fresh displacement crisis in Iraq as 180,000 flee town of Hit

GENEVA, October 14 (UNHCR) –The UN refugee agency reported on Tuesday that an estimated 180,000 people have fled from the central Iraq town of Hit following its capture by ISIS and affiliated armed groups at the weekend. The town's mostly Sunni residents, as well as...

Congolese refugee music-lover charts his way to success

Congolese refugee music-lover charts his way to success

KAMPALA, Uganda, September 25 (UNHCR) – Music has always been part of Jeremiah Mbaha's life, even when he had almost nothing. "I have been singing since my childhood. I could sing anything and I could see people felt warm and happy," said the 43-year-old Congolese...

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