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  • UNHCR calls for greater aid for Syrian refugees
    UN refugee chief calls for increased aid for Syrian refugees
    On Wednesday in Amman, Jordan United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) António Guterres called for greater economic aid in 2015 for Syrian families displaced from their homes and living as refugees in neighboring counties due to the...
  • Conflict in Libya causing mass displacement and hunger
    Libya: Hunger escalates in war-torn country
    Fighting in Libya among rival militias is causing a severe hunger crisis. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that almost 300,000 Libyans have been displaced by the violence.These war victims are in need of food, medicine and shelter. There is...
  • Syrian refugees flood neighboring countries
    Syria conflict sends 2 million refugees to nearby countries
    The United Nations agency which protects and provides for refugees on Tuesday announced that the number of refugees fleeing the war in Syria has passed two million individuals, putting a heavy strain on the agency’s resources to cope with...
  • UN reports Syria conflict has resulted in one million refugee children
    UN: Syria conflict has resulted in one million refugee children
    UNICEF, the United Nations organization which fights for the rights and survival of children around the world on Friday announced in a press release that there have now been one million children forced from their homes and their homeland as a...
  • Ian Somerhalder
    Celebrities share their 'most important thing' on Pinterest
    If you were forced to leave your home in one minute with a single item, what would that item be? That is a question that celebrities are answering on one Pinterest board. On June 18 Ian Somerhalder, who is one of the leading men on the CW show ...
  • Harsh weather, low funding new threats to Syrian refugees
    Harsh weather, low funding new threats to Syrian refugees
    Humanitarian aid agencies are struggling to feed, clothe, and shelter Syrians who are fleeing to neighboring countries daily, escaping the conflict in their homeland.Sybella Wilkes of the UN High Commission for Refugees said yesterday, "The...
  • Sudan refugees
    UN refugee agency struggles in battle with S. Sudan hepatitis E outbreak
    With the projected influx of thousands of new refugees and a depleted bank account, the United Nations High Commissioner on refugees (UNHCR) believes its capability to control and contain the hepatitis E outbreak in the South Sudan is waning,...
  •  Angelina Jolie tearful after hearing heartbreaking stories from Syrian refugees
    Angelina Jolie tearful after hearing heartbreaking stories from Syrian refugees
    In an effort to raise international attention for the ongoing crisis in Syria, actress Angelina Jolie spoke to Syrian refugees at Zaatari camp on September 11, 2012, who have fled their country to the border of Zaatari, Jordan after seeking safety...
  • Tibetan Lamas at a prayer session
    UNHRC criticizes China's policies in Tibet
    Day after day anxieties among Buddhists about the situation in Tibet have been increasing, particularly since the Communist Chinese authorities recently cracked down on Internet freedoms in Tibet. Uncertainties about what is really happening in...
  • Somali refugee camp provides relief from drought and famine
    UN provides relief as heavy rains in Horn of Africa affect thousands
    On Friday the United Nations agency responsible for coordinating and aiding refugees announced that it has stepped up its effort to provide aid to thousands of Somali refugees and refugees in other countries within the area after heavy rains in...
  • Crisis in Africa
    Fleeing hunger: Millions at risk due to Africa drought (video)
    While the attention of the world fixates on the looming debt crisis in the United States and the phone hacking scandal in the British press, a tragedy of epic proportions is unfolding in the eastern Horn of Africa. International aid agencies...
  • Himalaya Mountain Pass
    Flight to freedom?
    The problems that Tibetan refugees face upon their arrival in India are nothing new to so many of those who make the journey. The Tibet Justice Centre estimates that some 3,000 Tibetans flee their homeland each year to transit through Nepal on...
  • Angelina Jolie visits Tunisia, donates ambulance, raises awareness of  refugees
    Angelina Jolie visits Tunisia, donates ambulance, raises awareness of refugees
    Angelina Jolie, who is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, traveled to Tunisia yesterday in order to learn about the refugees who have fled Libya and gone to Tunisia, raise awareness for the importance of funding and support for the refugees from the...
  • Libyan refugees
    UPDATED: Tens of thousands flee Libya (PHOTOS)
    UPDATED 10:15 a.m. PST—Tens of thousands of refugees flee Libya as violence there escalates, prompting what Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, called a “humanitarian emergency.” The U.S. State...
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    In photos: 30,000 migrant workers flee Libya into Tunisia
    On Thursday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that at least 30,000 foreign migrants from Libya have crossed the Tunisian border in the first major exodus to Tunisia since the Libyan turmoil began.The office of the UN High...
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