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Doctors operate on Jean de Dieu, 24, at the health centre in […]
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Congolese Medics on Call For Refugees

Added: 29 Jan 2015

Jean de Dieu, from the Central African Republic (CAR), was on his way to market in mid-January when he was shot. The 24-year-old shepherd and his family had fled their country two months earlier and sought refuge on an island in the Oubangui River belonging to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). […]
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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie meets a Syrian child living […]
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Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Iraq

Added: 27 Jan 2015

The UN refugee agency's Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited Iraq this week, meeting with Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. She offered support to 3.3 million people uprooted by conflict in the country and highlighted their needs. Jolie spoke to […]
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The Winter Triplets: a Bitter Sweet New Year's Tale

Added: 14 Jan 2015

The birth of triplets on New Year's Day in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa Valley should have been cause for celebration, but there was a terrible cost attached. The newborns' mother, Syrian refugee Amal, died shortly after giving birth, never having a chance to see her boys. In a twist of fate, Amal's own […]
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Syrian refugees move between shelters at an informal tented settlement […]
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Surviving the Storm

Added: 09 Jan 2015

A fierce winter storm swept through the Middle East this week bringing icy temperatures, high winds and heavy snow. In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, more than 400,000 refugees have been enduring freezing conditions since snow levels not seen in many years arrived. Refugee accommodation in the Bekaa ranges […]
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Three generations of the Deng family, including Ayuel, 43, his […]
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Down Through the Generations, Conflict Forces Flight in South Sudan

Added: 30 Dec 2014

In what is now South Sudan, families have been fleeing fighting for generations since conflict first erupted there in 1955. The Sudan War ended in 1972, then flared up again in 1983 and dragged on for 22 years to the peace deal in 2005 that led to the south's independence from Sudan in 2011. But the […]
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