A refugee baker from Congo builds his business in Burundi
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4d ago
A Congolese baker is providing daily bread for his fellow refugees and local Burundians, an income for his family, and dignity for himself ..read more
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Escalating violence leaves hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands on the move in eastern DRC
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4d ago
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned by the escalation of brutal attacks on civilians by non-state armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The latest deadly attack ..read more
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Violence and threats by armed groups continue to displace refugees and civilians in Mali
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4d ago
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for enhanced support for those recently displaced in Mali, where violence and threats by armed groups have forced local Malians and refugees to flee for safety. In ..read more
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News Comment: UNHCR's Grandi praises Moldova's role in supporting Ukrainian refugees
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1w ago
The text below is attributed to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. I am delighted to be in Moldova to congratulate the Government on its decision to activate temporary protection for ..read more
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Afghan women affected by Taliban bans on work and study fear for their futures
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1w ago
Displaced women fear they will be unable to support their families without access to work and education ..read more
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UNHCR seeks comprehensive regional response to address rise in deadly South-East Asia sea journeys
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1w ago
More than 3,500 desperate Rohingya attempted deadly sea crossings in 39 boats in the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal in 2022, according to the latest data from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. This represents ..read more
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First Christmas in exile for Ukrainian refugees in Poland
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3w ago
As Ukrainian refugees celebrate Orthodox Christmas on 7 January, the new year brings more uncertainty ..read more
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UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls to reverse ban of women humanitarian workers in Afghanistan
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1M ago
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, joins the heads of other humanitarian organizations in calling on Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to reverse its directive that restricts women ..read more
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UNHCR welcomes Indonesia's act of humanity, saving desperate human lives adrift at sea
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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is relieved to see more than 200 desperate people being brought ashore to safety, in north-west Indonesia over the past few days. Many among them are believed to have been ..read more
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Abandoned hospital gets new life as a home for Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria
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1M ago
When Nata Ellis, a tech entrepreneur originally from Odesa, first heard about the deserted hospital in her adopted city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, she could already see its potential as a shelter for refugees ..read more
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