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Andrew, 23, was attacked at a village market in Nigeria's Borno […]
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Victims of Conflict in Nigeria Find Safety in Cameroon Camp

Added: 26 Mar 2015

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Cameroon in late March to put a spotlight on the situation there of tens of thousands of refugees from Nigeria. These people have escaped mounting violence by insurgents in the north-east of their country. Among the places that Guterres visited […]
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Syrian asylum-seeker, Abdel, a 28-year-old paediatrician, stands […]

The Faces of Asylum

Added: 26 Mar 2015

Everyone has a right to be treated humanely and with dignity. But asylum-seekers can sometimes be detained for years, forced to exist on the edge of society and struggle for their right to protection, while in some cases suffering human rights abuses. Their temporary new homes - a long way from the ones […]
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Syrian refugees cross over into the outskirts of Kobani, Turkey, […]

The Anguish of Syria's Refugees Enters a Fifth Year

Added: 12 Mar 2015

These are the faces of Syrian refugees - more than 3.8 million in neighbouring countries alone - who fled their homes to escape a war that's unleashed one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. They imagined their exile might last weeks or months. Now the conflict is raging into a fifth year. […]
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Nomeh, aged 70 years, is a Karenni refugee from Myanmar. Along […]

International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the Strength of Refugee Women and Girls

Added: 06 Mar 2015

On March 8, people around the world will come together to celebrate International Women's Day - including UNHCR. This year's theme, "Make It Happen," recognizes the progress that has been made over the past 12 months in empowering women, with many rising up to become stronger than ever before. However, […]
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Prince Soniyiki, 29, a Nigerian refugee, at the main train station […]

Prince Soniyiki, from Nigerian to "Croatian" in three years

Added: 23 Feb 2015

Prince Wale Soniyiki, 29, is the poster boy for Croatia's refugee system. When Prince (that's his real name, not a royal title) arrived here from Nigeria three years ago, he felt like a "complete nobody." Today he has a good job, speaks the language fluently and is a well-known advocate for asylum-seekers, […]
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