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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 […]

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.

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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Each morning, hundreds of new arrivals sit in front of the UNHCR […]

Running out of space: Somali refugees in Kenya

Added: 28 Jan 2010

The three camps at Dadaab, which were designed for 90,000 people, now have a population of about 250,000 Somali civilians, making it one of the world's largest and most congested refugee sites. UNHCR fears tens of thousands more will arrive throughout 2009 in this remote corner of north-east Kenya as […]
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Newly arrived Somali refugees and their belongings are trucked […]
©UNHCR/P.Wiggers/March 2009

New arrivals in Ethiopia: Remote Dolo Ado becomes a safe haven for 10,000 Somalis fleeing violence

Added: 28 Jan 2010

Since the beginning of this year an estimated 10,000 Somalis have crossed the border and sought shelter in Dolo Ado, a remote, sun-scorched and predominantly Somali corner of south-east Ethiopia. Most have fled insecurity, following the withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from south and central Somalia and […]
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