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Newly arrived refugees rest after a long and arduous trip from […]
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2014: CAR refugees attacked as they flee to Cameroon

Added: 11 Apr 2014

Each week 10,000 Muslims cross into eastern Cameroon to escape the violence consuming the Central African Republic (CAR). Many new arrivals report that they have been repeatedly attacked as they fled. The anti-Balaka militiamen have blocked main roads to Cameroon, forcing people to find alternate routes […]
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The influx is accelerating. On average, UNHCR staff in Lebanon […]
©UNHCR/Y. Lee

A Bleak Milestone in Lebanon, Visualized

Added: 03 Apr 2014

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighbouring Lebanon passed the 1 million mark today, a bleak milestone exacerbated by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to breaking point.
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Sharifa (left), 12, from the Syrian city of Homs, studies by […]
©UNHCR/L.Addario

A Face in a Million: the Struggle of Syria's Refugees in Lebanon

Added: 03 Apr 2014

They are everywhere in Lebanon - 1 million Syrian refugees, in a land of 4.8 million people. There are no refugee camps in Lebanon. Instead, most rent apartments and others live in makeshift shelters and in garages, factories and prisons. Three years after the Syria crisis began, Lebanon has become the […]
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Batoul, a widow at 35 years old, was living in Bangui's mixed […]
©UNHCR/A.Greco

The Senseless Suffering Continues in the Central African Republic

Added: 28 Mar 2014

A year after the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim rebel groups, seized power in Central African Republic (CAR), the impoverished country is mired in a worsening humanitarian crisis, marked by brutality and massive displacement. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, after visiting […]
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A crew member of the San Giusto charts the most common routes […]
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Rescue at Sea on the Mediterranean

Added: 21 Mar 2014

Every year tens of thousands of people risk their lives by crossing the Mediterranean on overcrowded and often unseaworthy boats in a bid to reach Europe. Many of them are fleeing violence and persecution and are in need of international protection. Thousands die every year trying to make it to places […]
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