UNHCR battles cholera at world’s largest refugee complex

UNHCR battles cholera at world’s largest refugee complex

DADAAB, Kenya, Dec 31 (UNHCR)—Health workers at the world’s largest refugee complex in Kenya are gaining the upper hand in battling a cholera outbreak that has killed 10 people and sickened around 1,000 others since it broke out last month amid rains linked to...
Laughter, antics help refugee kids rediscover childhood

Laughter, antics help refugee kids rediscover childhood

ERBIL, Iraq, Dec 30 (UNHCR)—A sense of excitement spread through the market area as dozens of children ran from their tents to find out where the music and laughter was coming from. It was a break from routine—the clowns were in town! The curious youngsters arrived to...
Over one million sea arrivals reach Europe in 2015

Over one million sea arrivals reach Europe in 2015

LESVOS, Greece, Dec 30 (UNHCR)—Over one million refugees and migrants have fled to Europe by sea this year, many on board dangerously inadequate vessels run by people smugglers, according to figures just released by the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s latest figures...
UNHCR leads in LGBTI refugee, asylum seeker protection

UNHCR leads in LGBTI refugee, asylum seeker protection

GENEVA, Dec 24 (UNHCR)—The UN Refugee Agency is leading the way in delivering protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons in forced displacement with the rolling out of a new training programme for UNHCR staff and other protection...

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