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UNHCR António Guterres presents the Nansen Medal to three members […]
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2014 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 30 Sep 2014

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres presented the Colombian women's rights group, Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future, with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday night. The volunteer members of Butterflies risk their lives each day to help survivors […]
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Strength in Numbers: The 19 coordinators of Butterflies, a women's […]
©UNHCR/L.Zanetti

Nansen Refugee Award: Butterflies with New Wings

Added: 12 Sep 2014

In a violence-ridden corner of Colombia, a group of courageous women are putting their lives at risk helping survivors of displacement and sexual violence. In a country where 5.7 million people have been uprooted by conflict, they live in one of the most dangerous cities - Buenaventura. Colombia's main […]
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East Germans lived in uncertainty for months on the grounds of […]
©UNHCR/T.Szigeti

Looking Back: When Hungary's Borders with Austria Opened for East Germans

Added: 12 Sep 2014

It's not often that a single sentence can send a photographer rushing into action, but Hungarian photographer Barnabas Szabo did not have to hear more than that of then-Hungarian Foreign Minister Guyla Horn's televised announcement 25 years ago - September 10, 1989 - that at midnight Hungary would open […]
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Antonio and his family with all their belongings, including packed […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

Forty Years On, Antonio Goes Home to Angola

Added: 28 Aug 2014

Antonio has been waiting 40 years to return to his home village in northern Angola. He fled to Democratic Republic of the Congo when the country was a Portuguese colony, and stayed away through years of civil war and during the peace that followed in 2002. Now, no longer classed as a refugee, he is finally […]
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Returnees to the eastern Ukranian town of  Sloviansk cycle past […]
©UNHCR/I.Zimova

Ukraine: Sorting through the Wreckage

Added: 08 Aug 2014

Conflict has changed the city of Sloviansk in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. "We used to have such a beautiful, calm, tidy city," says Angelina, a social worker. Today, it is full of destroyed homes and infrastructure, a casualty of the fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian forces. […]
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