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In Photos: The Stories Of Refugees, Captured By Their Phones

One photographer asked displaced Syrians to share their favorite images, which powerfully depict the individual stories of the refugee crisis.<p>“Syria was more beautiful in the past than now,” a 16-year-old refugee told photographer Alex John Beck. “I wish I could return to Aleppo. To walk in the …

Meet the artist who sketches refugees

For five years, a synagogue in north London has run a monthly drop-in service where refugees can have a hot meal, meet the community and get any support they need.<p>Gideon Summerfield, 21, is a local artist who has spent time getting to know and sketching them.<p>Hannah Gelbart has been to see the …

This Is What Europe's Last Major Refugee Crisis Looked Like

Betti Malek—pictured on May 17, 1945—was one of numerous child refugees brought from Belgium to England after the German<p>... VIEW MORE<p>AP Photo<p>1 of …

The face of hunger

Photographer Mustafa Saeed spent eight days travelling across in Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland with charity Save the Children, meeting pastoralist families whose lives have been ruined by drought.<p>Thousands of children are malnourished, families have lost their livelihoods, and …

The Olympic Refugee Team On Finding Shelter In Sport

The Rio Olympics marked a milestone in allowing the first ever Refugee Team to take part in the 2016 games. At the recently concluded Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF), those athletes spoke of their experience in an event called "<i>Triumph Against Adversity: How a Team of Refugees Achieved the</i> …

Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error | Paul Collier and Alexander Betts

It’s not just fleeing conflict that makes victims out of refugees – it’s also denying them the means to become autonomous and productive<p>From the 1980s on, a dominant international approach has been taken towards the majority of the world’s refugees. Concentrated in a small number of host countries, …

Thai actress named Southeast Asia's first UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

THE United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) recently appointed Thai model and actress Praya Lundberg as the first UNHCR Goodwill …

Canadian Crystal Pite gives pointed look at refugee crisis in London debut of Flight Pattern

Crystal Pite's seriousness as an artist, and her fearless tackling of subject matter that might be thought beyond the rubric of dance, is clearly resonating with the times. The B.C.-born choreographer has had her name all over Europe lately, with her first commission for the Paris Opera Ballet …

Defaced

Navigation<p>Skiplink Navigation<p>Main Features<p>Initially, the paper photos were pasted on a square in Geneva by the refugees themselves as part of an …

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled South Sudan for Uganda

“THERE was fighting which took place almost in my village in which six innocent people were killed,” says Pastor Kenyi. “We had to come on foot and …

South Sudan

A Family of Syrian Refugees Have Launched Canada’s Hottest Chocolate Company

Peace by Chocolate is bringing a taste of Damascus to Nova Scotia—and they can barely keep up with demand<p>For Assam Hadhad, there are two ingredients …

These Remarkable 3-D Animated Photos Visualize the Psychological Trauma of 6 Syrian Children

The Syrian civil war has entered its sixth year. It’s been labeled the humanitarian crisis of our time, but 2016 specifically was a wretched year for …

The shocking reality for a generation of Syrian children

The new executive order on immigration signed by President Donald Trump on Monday once more suspended the United States' refugee resettlement …

Middle East

Child refugees attempting suicide amid increasing desperation among thousands of trapped migrants in Greece

Desperate refugees trapped in Greece are self-harming and attempting suicide as a result of “disastrous” EU policies, aid agencies have warned.<p>More …

Dunkirk refugee camp is the stuff of nightmares | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 16.03.2017

In the wake of the dismantlement of the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais, the migrant population of the Dunkirk camp, La Linière, has doubled. Abigal …

Chinese artist Ai brings new refugee-themed piece to Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — Chinese conceptual artist and political activist Ai Weiwei has placed his latest refugee-themed installation — a black rubber boat with …

Iran lauded by UN for hosting refugees

Iran's lengthy hosting of millions of Afghans has been praised by the UN's refugee agency, contrary to Tehran's image as sanctions-defiant. The UNHCR …

Special delivery: Letters of support to Syrian refugees - Scope

In the video above, Raneem, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, is shown reading aloud a letter of support from a research assistant at Stanford …

Stanford University

Refugee Odyssey to Europe

Paralyzing fear one day, boredom the next; joy, then doubt and anguish…waiting to hear their fate, refugees experience strangely conflicting emotions, often in a single day.<p><b>Photographs and text by Kristof Vadino</b><p>I started photographing the odyssey of refugees coming to Europe in the summer of 2015. …

Haunting Animations Reveal Pain Of Syrian Refugee Children

"She never came back to how she was before,” says the sister of one little girl.<p>With a harrowing series of animations, the humanitarian group Save the Children hopes to show how the crisis in Syria is taking its toll on the psychological well-being of refugee children.<p>The animated images, produced …

Save the Children

Uprooted by War, Threatened by Boko Haram and Desperate to Go Home

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Dozens of drivers lined up in beat-up vehicles stuffed with mattresses, cooking pots and other belongings, clogging a road outside one of the most desperate and dangerous camps that serve as refuge from the war with Boko Haram.<p>All were waiting for the Nigerian military to …

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid – magical vision of the refugee crisis

A couple leave an unnamed city in search of a new life in this genre-blurring novel by the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist<p><i>Exit West</i>, a novel about migration and mutation, full of wormholes and rips in reality, begins as it mostly doesn’t go on. A man and a woman meet at an evening class on …

Meet Daheim: The Berlin startup on a mission to help refugees to learn German

One thing you do have, however, is a cheap Android smartphone that allows you to get online.<p>Cue: Daheim.<p>Founded in January 2016, Daheim is a social startup that's aiming to help refugees across Germany to learn German.<p>The startup's platform allows refugees from countries like Iraq and Afghanistan …

'Where is the help?': black tea and dark despair as Somalia edges closer to famine

With nothing to eat and no sign of respite, people in the Somali town of Caynabo are fighting to stave off malnutrition and disease as they survive off scraps<p>On a rock-hard dust bowl of barren land outside the Somali town of Caynabo, more than a thousand people have pitched up makeshift shelters as …

Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to Partner on Syrian Refugee Drama ‘A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea’

Melissa Fleming's book was just published in January.<p>Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are collaborating once again. The two are set on partner on an …

Activists Are Projecting Digital "Calligraffiti" Onto Walls in Berlin

Combining traditional calligraphy with graffiti, the young art form comes to Germany with a mission.<p>One unintended side effect of the Arab Spring was the development and spread of calligraffiti, an art form combining traditional calligraphy with graffiti. In yet another unlikely symbiosis, …

Bangladesh has biggest Rohingya refugee influx in two decades

Huge numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been crossing the border to Bangladesh. Now the Bangladeshi government has started a census to find out exactly how many Rohingya are living there.<p>Huge numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been crossing the border to Bangladesh.<p>Now the …

Rohingya

This New Cookbook Features Recipes From Refugee Chefs

A new cookbook, now crowdfunding on Kickstarter, features her recipe along with recipes from other refugee chefs–almost all women–who work at Eat …