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UN warns Syrian refugee situation poses 'most dramatic humanitarian crisis' | GlobalPost

More than three million Syrians have fled their country since the uprising that began in March 2011, with most taking shelter in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. 362 more words


Humans of MY World - Sharing the Stories Behind the Global Survey


After traveling to 15 countries across 5 continents, Humans of MY World (HOMY) returned to New York to share MY World stories with the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014.  328 more words

United Nations

Manus Island asylum seeker writes to UN in bid to access healthcare

October 27, 2014 | the guardian

Asylum seeker says he will lose an eye injured in detention centre unrest and is being kept from specialist care. 973 more words

PNG/Pacific Solution

50 Years of Exile: Closing the Chapter for Angolan Refugees

The following are two in a series of photos taken by Brian Sokol which are currently on display at UNHCR Headquarters. I took some with my phone to share with F but, luckily, The Guardian has published better quality photos for you to see. 15 more words

Living In Geneva

When It Hurts

Morning in the clinic starts really slow but it’s already full of people. They are not necessarily patients, also in the mix are relatives who stays with their sick but are staying on empty benches and hallways with their small sack of belongings. 1,224 more words

Society And Behaviour

The Butterflies & the Nansen Refugee Award

Last year, when I started at UNHCR in December, I was given an empty desk. The blank bulletin board to the right of that desk contained the only adornment in sight: a pinned postcard of that year’s Nansen Refugee Award winner, Sister Angélique Namaika, walking with her bicycle in hand and a huge smile on her face. 939 more words

Living In Geneva