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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 […]
©UNHCR/A.D'Amato

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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Reema, a Syrian refugee, sits in the apartment where she lives […]
©UNHCR/J.Kohler

A Mounting Struggle to Survive: Urban Refugees in Jordan

Added: 17 Mar 2014

Much of the media coverage of Syrian refugees in Jordan has focused on the tens of thousands of people in settlements like Za'atri. But more than 80 per cent of arrivals live outside the camps, and are facing a mounting struggle to survive. After three years of conflict, they are finding it increasingly […]
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Three-year-old Ashraf was born on the same day that the Syrian […]
©UNHCR/A.McConnell

Syria Crisis Third Anniversary: A Child of the Conflict

Added: 14 Mar 2014

Ashraf was born the very day the Syria conflict began: March 15, 2011. He is the seventh child in a family from Homs. Within a week of his birth, the conflict arrived in his neighbourhood. For months his family rarely left the house. Some days there was non-stop bombing, others were eerily quiet. On […]
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Sumeh is an elderly Karenni refugee living in the Ban Mai Nai […]
©UNHCR/S.Rich

International Women's Day 2014

Added: 07 Mar 2014

Every year on March 8, the UN refugee agency joins people around the world to celebrate International Women's Day. This year's theme, "Equality for Women is Progress for All," recognizes that we do not live in a world in which all women and girls are treated equally and without discrimination. UNHCR […]
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