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An Iraqi woman from Mosul carries her son at the Garmava transit […]
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Iraq Crisis: Finding a Place to Stay

Added: 16 Jun 2014

Tens of thousands of people have fled to Erbil and Duhok governorates in Iraq's Kurdistan region over the past week, sheltering in schools, mosques, churches and temporary camps following a surge of violence in parts of central and northern Iraq. UNHCR and its partners have been working to meet the urgent […]
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Bushra (centre right) rests with her husband and family members […]
©UNHCR/R.Nuri

Iraq: Massive displacement from Mosul

Added: 12 Jun 2014

In the past few days, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have fled fighting in the northern city of Mosul and other areas. UNHCR staff are on the ground to monitor the outflow and help those in need. The needs are immense, but UNHCR is working to provide shelter, protection, and emergency items, […]
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Anas Ezza, 12, sets off to work from his family's home in one […]
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The Charcoal Boys: Child Labour in Lebanon

Added: 05 Jun 2014

Bebnine is one of many small towns in northern Lebanon that have seen an influx of Syrian refugees in recent months. Many of the new residents are children, whose education has been disrupted. A lot of them must work to support their families instead of studying to lay the foundations for a bright future. […]
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Syrian refugee Abdul outside his shop in Za'atari camp. Although […]
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Za'atari Refugees Put Their Entrepreneurial Skills to Work

Added: 04 Jun 2014

In Za'atari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in northern Jordan, a bustling market made up of barber shops, video game arcades, mobile phone stores and more is thriving, serving a resourceful population of almost 100,000 forcibly displaced people. What started out as a few shops selling second-hand […]
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Fourteen-year-old Hassan was shot when gunmen attacked his school […]
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Nigeria: The Casualties of Conflict

Added: 28 May 2014

One year after the Nigerian government declared a state of emergency in the northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, violence continues to displace people within Nigeria and to neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger, including some 22,000 Nigerian refugees. Civilians trapped at home face recurrent […]
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