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A makeshift shelter in the new arrivals area of the crowded Dadaab […]
©UNHCR/E.Hockstein/December 2008

Finding home: UNHCR honours uprooted people on World Refugee Day

Added: 19 May 2010

It's said that a man's home is his castle; a place of security and comfort. But for millions of people, home is a distant memory. It is a place they have had to flee to escape violence and persecution. Many end up living in a makeshift shelter or tent, either in their own country or in a foreign land. […]
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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie meets a Bosnian refugee […]
©UNHCR/Aziz

Angelina Jolie in Bosnia

Added: 06 Apr 2010

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie met with forcibly displaced people on April 5, 2010 during her first visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The actress, accompanied by her partner Brad Pitt, called for steps to end the continued suffering of these victims of the Bosnian War after hearing their harrowing […]
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An aerial view of refugee settlements along the Oubangui River […]
©UNHCR/F.NOY/March 2010

Congo's river refugees

Added: 09 Mar 2010

More than 100,000 Congolese refugees have crossed the Oubangui River in search of safety in neighbouring Republic of the Congo since inter-ethnic violence erupted in their home areas late last year. They fled from Equateur province in the north-west of Democratic Republic of the Congo after Enyele militiamen […]
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An Iraqi refugee girl in Bani Najar camp in Iran.
©UNHCR/Z.Soleimani September 2004

International Women's Day

Added: 08 Mar 2010

More than 70 per cent of all refugees are women and children. Stripped of the protection of their homes, their government and often their family structure, females are particularly vulnerable. They face the rigours of long journeys into exile, official harassment or indifference and frequent sexual abuse. […]
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©UNHCR/ L.Boldrini

"Not Just Numbers" photo exercise

Added: 17 Feb 2010

(Ages 12-14) In this exercise, pupils are invited to use the set of photos provided, and their imagination, to tell a story about migrants, asylum seekers or refugees. Specific Objectives

  • To be able to correctly apply the terms learnt relating to migration and asylum.
  • To […]
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