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The Khawan family walks through their new hometown, Wächtersbach, […]
©UNHCR/G. Welters

Abdu finds his voice in Germany

Added: 09 Dec 2014

When bombs started raining down on Aleppo, Syria, in 2012, the Khawan family had to flee. According to Ahmad, the husband of Najwa and father of their two children, the town was in ruins within 24 hours. The family fled to Lebanon where they shared a small flat with Ahmad's two brothers and sisters […]
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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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