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A young Afghan man waits in an abandoned brick factory in Subotica, […]
©UNHCR/Kitty McKinsey

Life in the Shadows: People Smuggling at the European Union's Edge

Added: 24 Dec 2014

So far this year, nearly 200,000 people have entered the European Union (EU) through irregular routes - many undertaking life-threatening journeys across the Mediterranean. At the fringes of the EU recently, on either side of the border between Hungary and Serbia, several Afghans and Syrians explained […]
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Mazhar, 26, eats a meal provided by a local charity in Calais. […]

Cold, Uncomfortable and Hungry in Calais

Added: 15 Dec 2014

For years, migrants and asylum-seekers have flocked to the northern French port of Calais in hopes of crossing the short stretch of sea to find work and a better life in England. This hope drives many to endure squalid, miserable conditions in makeshift camps, lack of food and freezing temperatures. […]
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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 […]

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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