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Refugees face countless hurdles; but love is one of the things that hold them together. Here is a list of our favourite stories that have opened our hearts.
UNHCR is urging Greece to intensify efforts to address alarming overcrowding and precarious conditions on the five Greek Aegean islands
UNHCR is deeply saddened by the deaths of two Eritrean asylum-seekers, who are reported to have been shot inside their accommodation in Libya.
On her way home from work, a woman in Cameroon was attacked by a pack of strangers. Now seeking asylum in Greece, she is raising her voice to help others.
Yasir, a Sudanese asylum-seeker forced to flee his country, is now recovering. Yasir was illegally detained in Tripoli where he was routinely beaten.
Mohammed, a young Yemeni, arrived in Québec through Roxham Road searching for safety as he fled the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
Amid rising xenophobic attacks in South Africa, UNHCR ramps up aid for refugees, calls for urgent action
UNHCR is deeply concerned about recurring violence against foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers, in South Africa.
UNHCR is deeply shocked to see the heartbreaking photo of the drowned bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria from El Salvador washed up on the banks of the Rio Grande.
UNHCR Representative in Canada, Jean-Nicolas Beuze’s statement before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology on 29 May 2019.