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13.01.00 – PROTECTION OF AND ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

CAMEROON / GUTERRES VISIT

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visited on Wednesday (25 Mar) the Minawao camp in Cameroon – a country wedged between two of today's major displacement crises in Africa: Nigeria and the Central African Republic. UNHCR

26 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UKRAINE / HUMANITARIAN AID

The local Kievan NGO 'Everyone Can Help' set up a shop to aid internally displaced persons arriving from eastern Ukraine. Fierce fighting has driven many people out of their homes leaving almost everything behind, and forcing volunteers and NGOs to bear the brunt of the burden. UNHCR

24 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / FORCED EVICTIONS

Security concerns on the volatile Lebanese-Syrian border have caused the Lebanese army to forcefully evict entire families from their tented settlements. Already dealing with the hardship of being displaced from their homes in Syria, 30 refugee families had no choice but to find yet another place to call home. UNHCR

24 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / WINTER VICTIMS

After being tormented by his wife's death while giving birth to their triplets at the outset of the new year, Saleh, a Syrian refugee, relived the pain only 20 days later. His new born son, Kaled, died during a ferocious snowstorm that engulfed Bekaa Valley in eastern Lebanon. UNHCR

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

CHAD / NIGERIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN

Thousands of refugees have fled militant attacks in Nigeria, seeking safety in Chad. In the violence and chaos of flight, at least 100 children have been separated from their parents. Families who managed to escape are taking these children in.  UNHCR

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

IRAQ / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Four years after the start of the Syrian conflict, the official border crossing in Peshkhabour still receives refugees every day. Entire families are fleeing their villages and attempting dangerous journeys across frontlines and checkpoints, hoping for a better life in Kurdistan. UNHCR

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

CHAD / EDUCATION REFUGEES

In the camp of around 3,800 refugees in Baga Sola, Chad , Peter is one of over 100 unaccompanied children who are receiving counseling and support, and who are also attending school. He fled fled violent attacks by Boko Haram in his village in Nigeria. UNICEF

18 Mar 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN MEMORIES

As Syria enters its 5th year of conflict, refugees are losing hope of going home any time soon. Hassan, Heba and their three children had an affluent life back in Syria; a car rental business, a home, and a good school for their children. But After Hassan was kidnapped five times for ransom; the family [...]

17 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UKRAINE / DONETSK DESTRUCTION

Alexander Kovalenko is one of the last people still living on his street in Donetsk, where the conflict in eastern Ukraine has left a trail of destruction. His home was struck by six shells and the roof was blown off. Now Alexander lives amid the rubble, in a little room he has fixed up, waiting [...]

13 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SYRIA / CONFLICT FOURTH ANNIVERSARY

UNICEF said some 14 million children across the region are now suffering from the escalating conflict sweeping Syria and much of Iraq. The situation of more than 5.6 million children inside the Syria remains the most desperate with the conflict in the country now entering its fifth year. UNICEF

12 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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