Mother Opani and daughter find safety in Uganda

Mother Opani and daughter find safety in Uganda

When Opani Lilias was met by UNHCR aid workers at the Ugandan border, she had been walking for a week straight with her daughter Brenda swaddled to her chest. Carrying only a small suitcase, Opani and Brenda arrived exhausted, having travelled without food or water,...
Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence

Officials warn of ‘true crisis’ as an estimated 73,000 Rohingya seek safety in already strained Bangladesh refugee camps. KUTUPALONG CAMP, Bangladesh – Barefoot and running for her life, Rohingya Dilara, 20, reached Bangladesh in recent days clutching her young son,...
Child refugee grows up to become family doctor

Child refugee grows up to become family doctor

When Sameena and her Ugandan Asian family needed a place of safety, Canada stepped up. Now a doctor, she cares for families in her adoptive home. In 1972, under orders from then President Idi Amin, all Ugandans of Asian descent were required to leave the country...
UNHCR seeks safe options to perilous refugee journeys

UNHCR seeks safe options to perilous refugee journeys

The UN Refugee Agency is appealing for US$421 million in funding to provide alternatives to a growing number of refugees making dangerous journeys to Europe. PORTO EMPEDOCLE, Italy – Fifteen-year-old Omar is among a growing number of Yemenis caught up in a deadly...

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