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Rohingya Refugee Crisis

More than 640,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by violence and human rights abuses. The vast majority of the refugees are women and children. UN humanitarian agencies are working ...

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From Homs to Home

United Nations - Hussam Al Rustum, his wife Suha, and their two children left the city of Homs, Syria to escape the violence after the war started in 2011. From one refugee camp to another, between Syria and Jordan, t...

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Running For Peace in Congo

United Nations - A refugee, who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo for the United States, discovered he had a talent for running. Now he’s running for peace in both countries. 21st Century: Episode #124 Script: h...

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Families flee from Boko Haram

United Nations - Attacks by Boko Haram have forced thousands of families to flee the violence in north-eastern Nigeria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon and Chad. Most have damaging memories of the carnage and...

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Gaza: Children at risk

United Nations - The Gaza Strip, located between Israel and Egypt, has been a recurring hotspot for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for years. With half of the population in Gaza being children, UNICEF reports that a...

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Jordan: Sweet Memories for Syrian Refugees (3’58”) —

More than 500,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into Jordan, with more still displaced each day due to the continuing conflict in their homeland. Now a branch of the famous Syrian ice cream parlor, Bakdash, has opened ...

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Syrian Refugees: A Growing Crisis

United Nations, New York - About five thousand Syrians are fleeing to neighbouring countries each day, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. But the journey is often dangerous as the Syrian army fire at those tr...

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Iraq’s Refugee Filmmakers

United Nations, February 2010 - Stranded in the desert, forgotten by most of the world, chased away by violence. That was the lot of several hundred Palestinian refugees who tried to flee the land they grew up in: Ira...

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Crossing the divide

United Nations, April 2008 - Africa's Sahara, home to some of the world's most beautiful landscapes, is also home to the continent's oldest running territorial conflict. For over thirty years this dispute has left ten...

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A radio star in Sudan’s boomtown Juba

United Nations, June 2008 - Since a peace treaty was signed in 2005, a large number of refugees have been returning to semi-autonomous southern Sudan, transforming the city of Juba. There, a former child soldier and r...

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Resettling expelled Burundi refugees

United Nations, February 2008 - Hundreds of thousands of Burundians fled the country during the conflict that lasted over 12 years. Refugees who had resettled in Tanzania were recently expelled by local authorities an...

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UN helps ensure voluntary return of IDPs in eastern Sri Lanka

United Nations, January 2009 - Thousands of people have fled the civil war in Sri Lanka since the beginning of hostilities. A former battle zone in Eastern Sri Lanka is once again under government control. United Nati...