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Syrian refugee brothers Thamer and Thayer stand by the shore […]
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Haunted by a sinking ship

Added: 24 Jul 2014

Thamer and Thayer are two brothers from Syria who risked their lives in the hope of reaching Europe. The sea voyage was fraught with danger. But home had become a war zone. Before the conflict, they led a simple life in a small, tight-knit community they describe as "serene". Syria offered them hope […]
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Malak, 13, looks out of the window next to his father in the […]
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A Teenager in Exile

Added: 24 Jul 2014

Like fathers and sons everywhere, Fewaz and Malak sometimes struggle to coexist. A new haircut and a sly cigarette are all it takes to raise tensions in the cramped apartment they currently call home. But, despite this, a powerful bond holds them together: refugees from Syria, they have been stranded […]
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A stranded boat filled with asylum seekers is spotted from the […]
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Rescue at Sea

Added: 24 Jul 2014

Summer, with its fair weather and calmer seas, often brings an increase in the number of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean and seek asylum in Europe. But this year the numbers have grown by a staggering amount. In the month of June, the Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation picked […]
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Jihan is a mother of two from Syria. Like her husband, who has […]
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Jihan's Story

Added: 11 Jul 2014

Like millions, 34-year-old Jihan was willing to risk everything in order to escape war-torn Syria and find safety for her family. Unlike most, she is blind. Nine months ago, she fled Damascus with her husband, Ashraf, 35, who is also losing his sight. Together with their two sons, they made their way […]
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Eighteen-month-old Aishatou is being treated for acute malnutrition […]
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New refugees from Central African Republic struggle with ration cuts in southern Chad

Added: 02 Jul 2014

Since January 2014, a funding shortfall has forced the World Food Programme (WFP) to cut food rations by 60 per cent in refugee camps in southern Chad. The reduction comes as thousands of refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) continue to arrive in the south - more than 14,000 of them since the […]
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