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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. 

3 Million Reasons Why Your Heart Will Break In One Video

"I’ve been plunged into despair but I’ve been healed by looking around and seeing what we do for each other to bring each other back up from the depths.” Neil Gaiman “We watch the news about Syria and the situation is bleak. In May when I travelled to Jordan with the...

Statelessness in Lebanon: Leal’s Story

"To be stateless is like you don't exist, you simply don't exist. You live in a parallel world with no proof of your identity" - Leal Leal was born in Lebanon but is stateless. Her grandfather was Lebanese but did not register the birth of Leal's father. As Leal's...

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...

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