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25 Years of Displacement (1989-2013)

25 Years of Displacement

Added: 20 Jun 2014

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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits ethnic Karenni refugee […]

Angelina Jolie revisits Myanmar refugees on World Refugee Day

Added: 20 Jun 2014

UNHCR's Special Envoy Angelina Jolie spent this year's World Refugee Day with Karenni refugees from Myanmar. Some have been in exile in Thailand for 30 years, making this one of the longest-running refugee situations in the world. On her fourth visit to the refugee camps in Thailand, Jolie met Baw Meh's […]
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An Iraqi woman from Mosul carries her son at the Garmava transit […]

Iraq Crisis: Finding a Place to Stay

Added: 16 Jun 2014

Tens of thousands of people have fled to Erbil and Duhok governorates in Iraq's Kurdistan region over the past week, sheltering in schools, mosques, churches and temporary camps following a surge of violence in parts of central and northern Iraq. UNHCR and its partners have been working to meet the urgent […]
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Bushra (centre right) rests with her husband and family members […]

Iraq: Massive displacement from Mosul

Added: 12 Jun 2014

In the past few days, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have fled fighting in the northern city of Mosul and other areas. UNHCR staff are on the ground to monitor the outflow and help those in need. The needs are immense, but UNHCR is working to provide shelter, protection, and emergency items, […]
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Anas Ezza, 12, sets off to work from his family's home in one […]

The Charcoal Boys: Child Labour in Lebanon

Added: 05 Jun 2014

Bebnine is one of many small towns in northern Lebanon that have seen an influx of Syrian refugees in recent months. Many of the new residents are children, whose education has been disrupted. A lot of them must work to support their families instead of studying to lay the foundations for a bright future. […]
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