Aleppo – a look behind the numbers

Aleppo – a look behind the numbers

Frontline humanitarian workers capture the heartache and hopes of the recently displaced in and around Aleppo. With so much attention on the numbers of people fleeing fighting, UNHCR staff and partners on the ground share a rare glimpse into the lives of those...
Caught in the crossfire: conflict & children

Caught in the crossfire: conflict & children

Approximately half of the world’s refugees are children. The international community must act quickly to protect the millions of young people whose lives have been brutally interrupted by conflict. As of 2016, 65.3 million people around the world have been forced to...
Those Who Remain: Who is stuck in Syria?

Those Who Remain: Who is stuck in Syria?

According to UNHCR estimates, 13.5 million people (75% of the current population) are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. Before the war began in 2011, Syria was considered a stable middle-income country. Literacy rates were at 86%, unemployment levels a...
The Syrian Conflict Through the Eyes of a Child

The Syrian Conflict Through the Eyes of a Child

This is a fictionalized account of a child’s experience during the ongoing conflict in Syria. It is based on true events and interviews with child refugees and their families as documented by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in The Future of Syria: Refugee Children in...
Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

Hundreds suffer at Hungary-Serbia border

RÖSZKE, Hungary – Sayed Parwez Ahmadi looks concerned as he puts another twig on the fire burning in front of their family tent in the makeshift camp near Röszke on the Hungary-Serbia border. His wife, brother and two cousins pull closer to the flames, as the...
‘Refugee’ or ‘migrant’ – Which is right?

‘Refugee’ or ‘migrant’ – Which is right?

GENEVA, Aug 27 (UNHCR) – With more than 65 million people forcibly displaced globally and boat crossings of the Mediterranean still regularly in the headlines daily, the terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ are frequently used interchangeably in media...

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