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Burns victims rushed for treatment in Lampedusa after high seas ordeal

17 April 2015

LAMPEDUSA ISLAND, Italy, April 17 (UNHCR) –

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UNHCR concern at xenophobic violence in South Africa

17 April 2015

PRETORIA, South Africa, April 17 (UNHCR) –

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UNHCR chief meets struggling Syrian refugees in Lebanon

16 April 2015

DEBANE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT, Lebanon, April 15 (UNHCR) –

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Latest deaths on Mediterranean highlight urgent need for increased rescue capacity

15 April 2015

GENEVA, April 15 (UNHCR) –

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Italian coastguard rescues thousands of migrants and refugees in Mediterranean

14 April 2015

The UN refugee agency on Tuesday renewed its call for stepped up rescue operations in the Mediterranean after the Italian Coastguard saved some 8,500 migrants and refugees trying to cross the high seas by irregular routes to Europe from North Africa.

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UNHCR urges Kenyan government rethink on Dadaab closure announcement

14 April 2015

GENEVA, April 14 (UNHCR) –

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UNHCR braces for refugees fleeing Yemen by boat to Africa

10 April 2015

The UN refugee agency said on Friday it is preparing to receive as many as 130,000 refugees who could flee by boat to Africa to escape the conflict in Yemen, even as it works to help hundreds of thousands of other refugees and Yemenis under threat inside the country.

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IKEA’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises €10.8 million

10 April 2015

A campaign by the IKEA Foundation in the global retailer's stores this year raised €10.8 million that will improve the lives of refugees by providing educational opportunities and distributing renewable energy devices such as solar lights.

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A UNHCR centre eases tensions between Syrian refugees and their Lebanese hosts

08 April 2015

WADI JAMOUS, Lebanon, April 7 (UNHCR) –

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Q&A: Former Olympics chief Rogge puts focus on sport for young refugees

07 April 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 7 (UNHCR) –

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