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New 'Protection Desks' give expert help to South Sudan's vulnerable

Protection Desks, available in most in most POC sites in South Sudan, offer tailored advice and assistance.

21 Oct 2016

Syrian teenager flees guns and wins chance to study in Turkey

Would-be chemical engineer Rawan Batal learned Turkish and gained a university place in the central Anatolia province of Konya.

21 Oct 2016

Refugees in Egypt risk all on deadly sea crossing to Europe

Lured by smugglers, over 3,600 refugees and migrants have died or gone missing on the Mediterranean this year. Shipwreck survivors in Egypt recount their ordeal.

21 Oct 2016

UNHCR focuses on preparations for Mosul exodus

A military operation to retake Iraq's second city has so far uprooted a few thousand people, allowing the UN Refugee Agency to focus on continued preparations.

21 Oct 2016

UNHCR delivers more aid in Yemen, welcomes ceasefire

Latest aid distributions to 125,000 displaced in Taizz are part of an on-going humanitarian response since March 2015.

21 Oct 2016

UN refugee chief warns of "forgotten population" in Egypt

Filippo Grandi met African refugees in Egypt, many of whom are becoming increasingly vulnerable.

20 Oct 2016

Mosul civilians tell of fear and destruction

Speaking with families who fled Mosul assault, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi stresses the need to protect civilians and prevent further displacement.

18 Oct 2016

UN refugee chief says protecting Mosul civilians is key

Speaking in Baghdad, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi stresses civilian protection must be part of the military strategy for retaking Iraq's second city.

17 Oct 2016

UNHCR condemns violence against civilians in CAR

Clashes between rival militias have forced thousands to flee and disrupted vital humanitarian operations.

12 Oct 2016