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A joint patrol by the Danish Refugee Council and the Yemen Red […]
©UNHCR/J.Zocherman

East Africans continue to flood into the Arabian Peninsula

Added: 14 Nov 2013

Every month, thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia cross the Gulf of Aden or the Red Sea to reach Yemen, fleeing drought, poverty, conflict or persecution. And although this year's numbers are, so far, lower than in 2012 - about 62,200 in the first 10 months compared […]
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This man is crying after surviving an attack on his village between […]
©UNHCR/B.Heger

Conflict in Central African Republic

Added: 30 Oct 2013

Since December 2012, the Central African Republic has been caught in a vicious cycle of violence that has seen some 400 people killed and 800 homes burned. This violence has caused as many as 400,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety. Many of the displaced live in the bush and are in need […]
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Somali refugee Mohammed Ousman, a 57-year-old painter and art […]
©UNHCR/K.Gebre Egziabhe

A Family of Somali Artists Continue to Create in Exile

Added: 23 Oct 2013

During two decades of conflict and chaos in Somalia, Mohammed Ousman stayed in Mogadishu and taught art as others fled the country. But life became impossible after Al Shabaab militants killed his brother for continuing to practise art. Four of the man's nine children were also murdered. Mohammed closed […]
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The Italian coastguard rescues two of the 156 survivors of the […]
©Guardia Costiera

A Cry for Those in Peril on the Sea

Added: 21 Oct 2013

Earlier this month, within sight of shore after a long journey from Libya, a boat carrying hundreds of people foundered off the Italian island of Lampedusa. More than 300 people, many of them children, drowned and only 156 people were picked out of the water alive. The tragedy was staggering for its […]
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1.	UN High Commissioner for Refugee António Guterres (right) […]
©UNHCR/M.Henley

2013 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 01 Oct 2013

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres presented Sister Angélique Namaika of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at a gala ceremony in Geneva on Monday night. Sister Angélique, through her Centre for Reintegration and Development, has helped […]
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