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  • Déjà vu for Ukrainian grandpa displaced by war

    © UNHCR/G.KotschyVictor Marchenko, 77, a Ukrainian man injuried in recent fighting in the east of the country, lies in bed in Mechnikov Hospital Dnipropetrovsk as his wife of 49 years, Marina, looks on. Displaced by the fighting, the couple hope...

  • UN and partners seek £5.3 billion for new Syria programme in 2015

    © UNHCR/I.PrickettSyrian refugees at an informal settlement in Lebanon carry aid items, including wood to strengthen their shelters for winter.BERLIN, Germany, UNHCR ? As Syria's war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners to...

  • Hungarian border last hurdle on a long journey from war zones

    © UNHCR/K.McKinseyAsadullah, a 23-year-old Afghan man waiting to be smuggled into Hungary, presides over a cell-phone charging station in a disused brick factory at Subotica, Serbia. He says the smugglers told him and his compatriots to keep the...

  • UNHCR helps gay Congolese rejected by his mother find a new home

    © UNHCR/T.GhelliJunior Mayema prepares to leave his home in Cape Town to head to the airport. He was resettled to the USA after facing discrimination due to his sexual orientation.CAPE TOWN, South Africa, UNHCR ? Junior Mayema hid his sexual ori...

  • Coexisting in Congo: rivals set an example for peace in Katanga village

    © UNHCR/B.SokolA group of displaced Twa women near the town of Ankoro in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of the Congo. They lost their houses, their fields and their crops after fleeing and now live in makeshift shelters in several sites.M...

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