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An aerial view of Manono in the 'Triangle of Death,' Katanga […]
©UNHCR / B. Sokol

Human Misery in Katanga Province's Triangle of Death

Added: 18 Nov 2014

People in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Katanga province have long referred to the region between the towns of Manono, Mitwaba and Pweto as the "triangle of death." Despite the presence of UN peace-keepers and government military successes in other parts of the country, the situation in the […]
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While most of Europe's Roma possess a nationality, the Zahirovic […]
©UNHCR/N.Lukin

Statelessness Around the World

Added: 11 Nov 2014

At least 10 million people in the world today are stateless. They are told that they don't belong anywhere. They are denied a nationality. And without one, they are denied their basic rights. From the moment they are born they are deprived of not only citizenship but, in many cases, even documentation […]
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A woman stands beside her shop, which is made from part of a […]
©UNHCR/P.Behan

One Year On: Thousands Still Recovering from Typhoon Haiyan

Added: 07 Nov 2014

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan - one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record anywhere - ran ashore in the central Philippines, causing wide devastation, displacing 4 million people and killing at least 6,300. A year on, and the recovery work still goes on. While most of the 4.1 million people […]
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Viktoria and Aleksandr sit with 19-month-old Ivan in their room […]
©UNHCR/E.Ziyatdinova

Displacement, Disability and Uncertainty in Ukraine

Added: 07 Oct 2014

To date, around 275,500 people have been displaced by fighting in Ukraine. They include some who live with disability, including Viktoria, aged 41, and her husband, Aleksandr, 40, who both have cerebral palsy. Life is difficult enough under normal circumstances for the couple, who also have two sons; […]
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Edwidge walks through tall grass near the plot of land that she […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

Edwige Deals With Loss by Keeping Busy and Aiding Others in Mole Camp

Added: 03 Oct 2014

Edwige Kpomako is a woman in a hurry; but her energy also helps the refugee from Central African Republic (CAR) to cope with the tragedy that forced her to flee to northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year. Before violence returned to her country in 2012, the 25-year-old was studying […]
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