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Edwidge walks through tall grass near the plot of land that she […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
©UNHCR/T.Szigeti

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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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 […]
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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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