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As Mosul offensive approaches, UNHCR planning intensifies

29 September 2016

At least 700,000 residents from Iraq’s second city and surrounding areas will need urgent assistance in the form of food, shelter water and medical support.

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Unaccompanied minors in Calais cultivate a world away from home

27 September 2016

A centre for young refugees in Saint-Omer offers shelter and protection, as well as the chance to enjoy being children again.

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Fear and shortages as Boko Haram displaced return to ruins

23 September 2016

Around 70,000 people have found destruction, insecurity and scarcity on arrival in Gwoza, a city liberated earlier this year from militants in northern Nigeria.

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UNHCR saddened by loss of life in boat capsize off Egypt

23 September 2016

Egyptian authorities rescue 150 people including Sudanese, Eritreans and Somalis after boat capsizes off Rosetta. At least 42 bodies have reportedly been recovered.

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The Afghan writer who made Dublin home

22 September 2016

Nasruddin Saljuqi had to flee from Afghanistan when war broke out. Now he lives in Ireland and is a writer and an advocate for integration of asylum seekers and refugees.

 

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UNHCR welcomes new finance instrument to aid refugees and hosts

22 September 2016

The World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) will help secure needed financing to support refugees and hosts in middle-income countries.

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Mosul offensive triggers growing displacement in Iraq

21 September 2016

As a military offensive to retake Iraq’s second city gathers momentum, UNHCR prepares to assist hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people.

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As beloved imam passes, his hopes for peace live on

21 September 2016

For decades, Imam Moussa Bawa worked with Italian nun Sister Maria Concetta to help refugees of all faiths to live in peace. On his death, his successor pledges to continue his work.

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Over 300,000 refugees and migrants cross Med so far in 2016

20 September 2016

Numbers crossing sea to Europe in first nine months of 2016 are down on last year, but higher than whole of 2014.

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UNHCR welcomes new support for refugees at Leaders’ Summit

20 September 2016

UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi welcomes significant new backing from the UN Leaders’ Summit on Refugees to improve protection and solutions for the forcibly displaced.

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