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Strength in Numbers: The 19 coordinators of Butterflies, a women's […]
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Nansen Refugee Award: Butterflies with New Wings

Added: 12 Sep 2014

In a violence-ridden corner of Colombia, a group of courageous women are putting their lives at risk helping survivors of displacement and sexual violence. In a country where 5.7 million people have been uprooted by conflict, they live in one of the most dangerous cities - Buenaventura. Colombia's main […]
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Antonio and his family with all their belongings, including packed […]
©UNHCR/B.Sokol

Forty Years On, Antonio Goes Home to Angola

Added: 28 Aug 2014

Antonio has been waiting 40 years to return to his home village in northern Angola. He fled to Democratic Republic of the Congo when the country was a Portuguese colony, and stayed away through years of civil war and during the peace that followed in 2002. Now, no longer classed as a refugee, he is finally […]
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Returnees to the eastern Ukranian town of  Sloviansk cycle past […]
©UNHCR/I.Zimova

Ukraine: Sorting through the Wreckage

Added: 08 Aug 2014

Conflict has changed the city of Sloviansk in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. "We used to have such a beautiful, calm, tidy city," says Angelina, a social worker. Today, it is full of destroyed homes and infrastructure, a casualty of the fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian forces. […]
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Malak, 13, looks out of the window next to his father in the […]
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A Teenager in Exile

Added: 24 Jul 2014

Like fathers and sons everywhere, Fewaz and Malak sometimes struggle to coexist. A new haircut and a sly cigarette are all it takes to raise tensions in the cramped apartment they currently call home. But, despite this, a powerful bond holds them together: refugees from Syria, they have been stranded […]
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A stranded boat filled with asylum seekers is spotted from the […]
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Rescue at Sea

Added: 24 Jul 2014

Summer, with its fair weather and calmer seas, often brings an increase in the number of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean and seek asylum in Europe. But this year the numbers have grown by a staggering amount. In the month of June, the Mare Nostrum search and rescue operation picked […]
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