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Standing in an Empty Warehouse, WFP Official Issues a Dire Warning

Troubling new data on food security in central Africa.


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America’s Refugee Crisis

Minors are crossing the border in record numbers.


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This Syrian Couple Got Married in a Refugee Camp

A marriage between two young people in love at a refugee camp.


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Not on A-1: Nigerian Refugees Flee Boko Haram

Thousands have fled  fighting between the Boko Haram insurgent group and the Nigerian military


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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie records the stories of refugees who have just escaped the war in Syria at the Jaber border crossing in Jordan on 18 June. UNHCR / O. Laban-Mattei / June 2013

On World Refugee Day: What’s Driving Record Refugee Numbers?

I interview Shelly Pitterman of the UN Refugee Agency.


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December 2012, Turkey: Syrian refugee children look out from the door of their family’s tent in Islahiye camp, Gaziantep Province. UNHCR works closely with the Turkish Red Crescent to provide shelter for Syrian refugees. Credit: UNHCR/B. Sokol edit

Syria’s Horrible Humanitarian Crisis is Only Getting Worse

As Syria’s civil war grinds on with little prospect for reprieve, one issue that is getting lost is the sheer scale of human suffering caused by this conflict. Syria is already the worst humanitarian crisis in the world–and it is only getting worse.


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