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Ahmad (second from left) shares a final meal with his parents, […]
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Through the Clouds to Germany: One Syrian Family's Journey

Added: 11 Sep 2013

On Wednesday, Germany launched a humanitarian programme to provide temporary shelter and safety to up to 5,000 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. A first group of 107 flew to Hanover in the northern city of Hanover. They will attend cultural orientation courses to prepare […]
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An aerial view of the Oubangui River as it threads its way between […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

Shared Experience Binds Hosts and Refugees Across the Oubangui River

Added: 10 Sep 2013

The Oubangui River is a vital source of food and water for the hundreds of thousands living along its 1,000-kilometre-long course, and many rely on it for transport, trade and agriculture. The river, forming the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with Central African Republic and […]
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Peroz worries whether her newborn will survive her first days […]
©UNHCR/S.Baldwin

An Infant's Journey to Safety

Added: 03 Sep 2013

Three days after giving birth to her fourth child, a girl she named Hawler, Peroz concluded that the situation in her hometown of Hassake, Syria, was too dangerous for her children. She decided to make the difficult journey to northern Iraq. Along the way, she and Hawler were sick. "I was terrified the […]
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Aya (in the blue top) helps her older sister, Hala, make carrot […]
©UNHCR/S.Baldwin

Syria's Latest Grim Statistic: One Million Children in Exile

Added: 23 Aug 2013

With Syria's civil war well into its third year, the United Nations estimates that there are now more than 1 million Syrian children living outside their country as refugees. They include eight-year-old Aya, who was forced to flee with her family to Lebanon in 2011. They now live in an informal settlement […]
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A helicopter operated by the World Food Programme unloads its […]
©UNHCR/T.Irwin

Emergency food distribution in South Sudan's Jonglei state

Added: 15 Aug 2013

Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are working to deliver emergency assistance to some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in Jonglei state. Most of those uprooted have fled into the bush or have walked for days to reach villages away from the fighting. Others have journeyed […]
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