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UNHCR Regional Representative Michel Gabaudan, NBC news anchor […]
©UNHCR / E. Hockstein

Nansen Award presentation for the late Senator Edward Kennedy

Added: 29 Oct 2009

UNHCR's annual Nansen Refugee Award was posthumously awarded to Senator Edward Kennedy at a ceremony in Washington DC on October 29 for his life-long commitment to refugee rights. Kennedy's wife, Victoria, accepted the award on behalf of her late husband. In presenting the award, UN High Commissioner […]
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A newly arrived refugee from the Darfur region of Sudan rests […]
©UNHCR/H. Caux

Photo Gallery: The Challenge of Forced Displacement in Africa

Added: 15 Oct 2009

Africa is the continent most affected by the tragedy of forced displacement. While millions of refugees were able to return to Angola, Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda and South Sudan over the last 15 years, the numbers of internally displaced people continued to grow. At the beginning of 2009, in addition to […]
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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visits Iraqi refugee […]
©UNHCR/S.Malkawi

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie meets Iraqi refugees in Syria

Added: 02 Oct 2009

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie returned to the Syrian capital Damascus on 2 October, 2009 to meet Iraqi refugees two years after her last visit. The award-winning American actress, accompanied by her partner Brad Pitt, took the opportunity to urge the international community not to forget the […]
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Nansen in the twilight years of his life.
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Nansen Biography

Added: 22 Sep 2009

Fridtjof Nansen was a scientist, polar explorer, diplomat, statesman and humanist, with a deep compassion for his fellow human beings. In 1921 Nansen was appointed the League of Nations' first High Commissioner for Refugees and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize the following year in recognition of his […]
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Senator Edward M. Kennedy in his Capitol Hill office in 1977. […]
©The Washington Star/Paul Schmick

A Photo Profile of Nansen Award Winner Edward Kennedy

Added: 15 Sep 2009

In recognition of his achievements as a life-long advocate on behalf of the world's most vulnerable people, the recipient of the 2009 Nansen Refugee Award is the late Edward Kennedy. The Senator was a champion for those who suddenly found themselves with no voice and no rights. Year after year, he put […]
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