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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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Congolese returning home from […]
©UNHCR/S.Schulman/7 July 2006

Women in Exile

Added: 04 Feb 2010

In any displaced population, approximately 50 percent of the uprooted people are women and girls. Stripped of the protection of their homes, their government and sometimes their family structure, females are particularly vulnerable. They face the rigours of long journeys into exile, official harassment […]
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Young men from Afghanistan and Iraq examine the clothes they […]
©UNHCR/H.Caux

Braving the cold in Calais

Added: 02 Feb 2010

Many boys and young men from places like Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and the Sudan end up in the northern French port of Calais after a long and dangerous journey. Some have fled their countries to escape persecution, conflict or forced recruitment, others are looking for a better life. […]
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Palestinian children wander between the tents at Al Tanf.
©UNHCR/B.Diab

Al Tanf: Leaving No Man's Land

Added: 01 Feb 2010

In February 2010, the last 60 Palestinian inhabitants of the squalid camp of Al Tanf on the Syria-Iraq border were ushered onto buses and taken to another camp in Syria. Al Tanf camp was established in May 2006, when hundreds of Palestinians fleeing persecution in Iraq tried in vain to cross into Syria. […]
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