More than food is needed to nourish dreams

More than food is needed to nourish dreams

Olympic swimmer and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini appeals to star-studded Davos event for more support to those fleeing war and persecution. DAVOS, Switzerland – Yusra Mardini, the Syrian swimmer who inspired the world at last summer’s Rio Olympic Games, has made an...
I am a refugee and I’m proud to stand for peace

I am a refugee and I’m proud to stand for peace

Yusra Mardini, a refugee, inspired displaced people all over the world when she swam at the Olympic Games. Now she is working on new goals. By: Yusra Mardini   |  11 January 2017 My name is Yusra. Yes, I’m the girl who swam for her life, then swam at the Olympics. Now...
Refugees wrapped in blankets and winter clothing cross the Macedonia-Serbia border in freezing temperatures in this January 2016 file photo. © UNHCR/Igor Pavicevic

Refugees wrapped in blankets and winter clothing cross the Macedonia-Serbia border in freezing temperatures in this January 2016 file photo. © UNHCR/Igor Pavicevic

Refugees in Europe face winter freeze

The UN Refugee Agency urges governments to do more to help and protect refugees and migrants battling freezing temperatures in Europe. BELGRADE, Serbia – Thousands of refugees and migrants are grappling with freezing conditions as severe winter weather sweeps across...
Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

Haidar and his sister doubted they would survive torture by extremists in Iraq’s second largest city. Now, with UNHCR’s help, they are confronting their experiences. By: Catherine Robinson   |  10 January 2017 DUHOK, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Every time Haidar* sees...

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