Ahead of his #WEF2017 session ‘Redesigning Humanitarian Action: Beyond the Crisis’ High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi will be answering your questions LIVE at 3.30am AEST, submit your question and catch it after at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
“I feel like this is not the end, and they will come back for me again,” Zaineb, displaced 23 year old woman from Mosul.
Now safe in a UNHCR camp, Zaineb and her brother Haidar are receiving support to cope with the horrific traumas they survived after being held in captivity and tortured by extremists.
Many residents of Mosul arriving to UNHCR camps are not only in need of shelter, food and...
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Displaced Mosul family denounce torture

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#ICYMI Yusra Mardini talked to Facebook audiences live from #WEF17 Davos on her hope for the future and her upcoming speech on the transformational power of sport.
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At just 18 years old, Yusra Mardini is the youngest participant at the World Economic Forum. LIVE at 9.30pm AEST tonight Olympic swimmer Yusra will be answering questions on Facebook.
Submit your questions in the comments and tune in at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency #WEF17
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“The spirit of the city is still here, but it needs our support.” UNHCR’s Country Representative in Syria, Sajjad Malik, assesses the damage to clinics in East Aleppo.
Though conditions are still extremely dangerous UNHCR and partners are taking steps to rebuild, restore services and ensure safety for those returning or set to return to the area.

Syria: Restoring east Aleppo’s crippled clinics

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UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Kelly Clements will be attending #WEF17 to talk to government and business leaders about innovative solutions to connect refugees. She’ll be answering questions LIVE tonight at 1.15am AEST at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
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In 2016 the number of refugees and internally displaced people reached over 65 million, 5,000 people lost their lives seeking safety across the Mediterranean, and today 1 in every 4 children lives in a conflict or disaster zone. The ramifications of the global refugee crisis will last for generations.
“2017 presents a moment of choice” as David Miliband, President of the International Rescue...
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10 Davos participants who will restore your faith in the future

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“Yes, I’m the girl who swam for her life, then swam at the Olympics. Now I want to tell you another story. It’s about my other name, my other identity. You see, my name is refugee. At least, that’s what they call me.”
In a compelling an open letter Olympian swimmer Yusra Mardini appeals for empathy and dignity.
She is heading to the World Economic Forum this week to call on leaders to stand...
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I swam for my life, I swam in the Olympics, and now I want dignity for all refugees

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#PhotoOfTheWeek Children pull a cart carrying relief items provided by UNHCR and other UN partners at the Tariq Al-Bab neighbourhood of east Aleppo.
UNHCR are now reaching approximately 400,000 internally displaced people throughout the city with core relief and winter assistance.
You can help shelter Syrians in East Aleppo and provide protection against the harsh winter at...
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In Whitehorse, Canada little Ahmad dresses up as a pumpkin for his first Halloween.
Ahmad and his family are one of over 31,000 Syrian refugees who were resettled in Canada last year.
Find out more about the Canadians who have welcomed Syrian refugees with compassion and support in the series ‘From Far and Wide’.
Warmth and kindness in the Canadian wilderness: a4unh.cr/7c
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For those who are displaced or returning to their cities in the aftermath of conflict, they face often dangerous living conditions, as well as contending with the harsh winter.
UNHCR helps families like Hayel's find adequate and safe shelter and supplies to keep them warm. You can help too by donating at unrefugees.org.au/Shelter
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In the small rural community of Mingoola on the New South Wales-Queensland border, former refugees from central Africa have saved the township from the brink of collapse.

In 2015 Mingoola locals gathered together to invite resettled refugees from farming backgrounds to share their dreams and breathe life back into the rural community.

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Bold rural experiment gives hope to dying towns

Where are they now? Last year 10 refugees made history at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. UNHCR checks in with the athletes of the Refugee Olympic Team to find out what they are up to now and their plans for the future. #TeamRefugees

Team Refugees: Looking to the future

Ahead of dangerous winter weather and worsening camp conditions, transfers are underway by UNHCR to transport refugees from the Greek Islands to mainland Greece.

Geneva: Faster movement of people from Greek islands to mainland essential

UNHCR aid reaches 261,000 residents of Aleppo, restoring hope, but more is needed to keep people warm through freezing temperatures and to reach people in hazardous zones.

Aleppo: Amid the ruins UNHCR sees signs of hope

Last month two Refugee Olympic Team members came together to meet children in Paris and receive gifts destined for South Sudanese refugee children.
Olympic runner Yiech Pur Biel and swimmer Rami Anis shared stories, craft and food from their cultures with children and their parents at pre-Christmas events. They moved the crowd and explained the importance of hope: “Most of the refugees in...
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France: Refugee Olympians wrap gifts, swap stories with children

For these expectant mums, who grew up in refugee camps on the Thailand and Myanmar border, this Mother’s club is building their confidence, helping them overcome isolation and understand the Australian health care system.

Karen community ‘mother’s club’ making life easier for refugee mums-to-be

When the engine of their dinghy failed, elite Syrian swimmers Yusra and Sarah Mardini swam their boat with 18 survivors for 3 and a half hours to shore.
A year later Yusra made history at the 2016 Olympic Games in the first ever Refugee Olympic Team, and Sarah has returned to Lesvos as a volunteer lifeguard with Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI), continuing to save lives on the...
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Syrian refugee uses swimming skills to rescue others

As winter takes temperatures in Iraq and Syria to freezing and below this month, help is still needed to make sure families are protected from the harsh weather and to ensure nobody is left outside.

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How Syrian refugees spent the holidays

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