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One Year On: Thousands Still Recovering from Typhoon Haiyan

Added: 07 Nov 2014

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan - one of the strongest tropical cyclones on record anywhere - ran ashore in the central Philippines, causing wide devastation, displacing 4 million people and killing at least 6,300. A year on, and the recovery work still goes on. While most of the 4.1 million people […]
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Viktoria and Aleksandr sit with 19-month-old Ivan in their room […]

Displacement, Disability and Uncertainty in Ukraine

Added: 07 Oct 2014

To date, around 275,500 people have been displaced by fighting in Ukraine. They include some who live with disability, including Viktoria, aged 41, and her husband, Aleksandr, 40, who both have cerebral palsy. Life is difficult enough under normal circumstances for the couple, who also have two sons; […]
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Edwidge walks through tall grass near the plot of land that she […]

Edwige Deals With Loss by Keeping Busy and Aiding Others in Mole Camp

Added: 03 Oct 2014

Edwige Kpomako is a woman in a hurry; but her energy also helps the refugee from Central African Republic (CAR) to cope with the tragedy that forced her to flee to northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year. Before violence returned to her country in 2012, the 25-year-old was studying […]
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UNHCR António Guterres presents the Nansen Medal to three members […]

2014 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 30 Sep 2014

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres presented the Colombian women's rights group, Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future, with the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday night. The volunteer members of Butterflies risk their lives each day to help survivors […]
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East Germans lived in uncertainty for months on the grounds of […]

Looking Back: When Hungary's Borders with Austria Opened for East Germans

Added: 12 Sep 2014

It's not often that a single sentence can send a photographer rushing into action, but Hungarian photographer Barnabas Szabo did not have to hear more than that of then-Hungarian Foreign Minister Guyla Horn's televised announcement 25 years ago - September 10, 1989 - that at midnight Hungary would open […]
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