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We take special care to bring you the latest refugee news and stories of the men, women and children we help each day. 

UNHCR flies in shelter materials for quake-displaced in Nepal

UNHCR flies in shelter materials for quake-displaced in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 7 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has flown in shelter materials for some 34,000 earthquake survivors in Nepal, with more supplies on their way as the number of displaced people approaches 3 million. On Wednesday, a plane carrying 8,500 plastic...

Tragedy Strikes Again on the Mediterranean

Tragedy Strikes Again on the Mediterranean

We’re on the edge of Europe. Beyond the sheer cliffs in front of us, the azure blue Mediterranean stretches out as far as the eye can see. Just yesterday, three boats were rescued a few miles from here, packed with hundreds of refugees fleeing war and persecution and...

You Made It Happen

You Made It Happen

  Thanks to the incredible help from supporters, the IKEA Foundation has raised $14 million (€10.8 million) to help improve the lives of refugees around the world by providing educational opportunities and distributing renewable energy devices such as solar...

A new start in Sweden

A new start in Sweden

  It has been just over a year since Mahmoud and his family were resettled in the small town of Torsby in central Sweden. Coming here was a dream come true for this young Syrian boy who, like so many of his generation, suffered the traumas of war only to discover...

A Syrian Family Counts its Blessings

Syria is now in its 5th year of conflict and refugees are losing hope of going home any time soon. Hassan, Heba and their three children had an affluent life back in Syria; a car rental business a home and a good school for their children. But after Hassan was...

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