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Chad helps returnees at risk of statelessness to get papers

20 January 2017

UNHCR is working with Chad and partners to ensure the children of Chadian émigrés fleeing war in neighbouring countries finally receive ID cards to start over.

20 January 2017

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UNHCR, IOM and partners launch new plan to respond to Europe’s refugee and migrant situation

19 January 2017

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UNHCR’s Grandi: Failures behind Nigeria IDP camp tragedy must be identified

18 January 2017

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Syrian refugee says more than food needed to nourish dreams

18 January 2017

Team Refugees swimmer Yusra Mardini appeals to star-studded Davos event for more support to those fleeing war and persecution.

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Displaced by war, Ukrainians with disabilities find creative ways to cope

17 January 2017

Teenager Vlada and fellow displaced Ukrainian Alexandr have known hard times. They are among 66,000 people with disabilities who fled the fighting in the east of the country in 2014, along with two million others.

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UNHCR lauds Europe’s rescue efforts in Mediterranean Sea

15 January 2017

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Gambians seek refuge in Senegal amid political tension

13 January 2017

Several thousand Gambians have crossed to Senegal in the last 10 days to escape growing tension over the results of last month’s presidential election.

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Refugees and migrants face high risks in winter weather in Europe

13 January 2017

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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Guatemala volunteer helps families fleeing street gangs

12 January 2017

Bordertown mechanic gives spare room over to men, women and children fleeing violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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Bottled up sand builds better homes for Sahrawi refugees

11 January 2017

In the remote desert of southwest Algeria, a young Sahrawi refugee is filling discarded bottles with sand to build shelters that better withstand the harsh climate.

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