UNHCR moves 1,100 out of tents, beating first snow of winter

UNHCR moves 1,100 out of tents, beating first snow of winter

The United Nations Refugee Agency has arranged 19,500 places in apartments, hotels and with host families throughout Greece for relocation candidates and vulnerable asylum-seekers. ATHENS, Greece – Iraq refugee Kheri Mando Sliman, relieved to have left a freezing cold...
Burning trash to keep warm in Syrian cut off town

Burning trash to keep warm in Syrian cut off town

UNHCR delivers winter clothing to residents of Qudsaya as part of a drive to provide life-saving aid to 4.6 million Syrians and Iraqis displaced across the region. QUDSAYA, Syria – Keeping a 100-square-metre apartment with bare concrete walls and a dirt floor warm...
Survival a struggle in Eastern Ukraine as winter looms

Survival a struggle in Eastern Ukraine as winter looms

ZAITSEVE, Ukraine, Dec 23 (UNHCR)—When artillery shattered the roof of her cottage in this eastern Ukraine village, single mother Nina sought a home that offered more protection from the fighting for herself and her five young children. “It’s probably...
2015: The Year of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

2015: The Year of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled across the Mediterranean Sea this year to escape war and persecution. Here are seven key events in this unfolding drama.  The influx of refugees and migrants to Europe reached staggering new levels this year, dominating...
Young Afghan uses language skills to help medics on Lesvos

Young Afghan uses language skills to help medics on Lesvos

LESVOS, Greece, Nov 20 (UNHCR)—Amena Yusufi, a 21-year-old woman from Afghanistan, stepped out of a medical tent on Lesvos’ busy Moria reception and registration centre and called for the next patient. A mother and her baby stepped forward. Amena listened...

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