UN Refugee Agency


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  • about 6 hours ago
    Visiting Vienna? Stay at this unique hotel #instavideo #video #videoftheday #Vienna #austria
  • about 24 hours ago
    After a tearful goodbye at Cape Town airport, Bora turns her back on the past and walks through the departure gate to her new life in France. Congolese refugee Bora and her family suffered tragedy when her husband and brother were murdered, but her story is one of hope - now the family is forging a new future, after being offered resettlement in France http://trib.al/1cu3R2w UNHCR/ James Oatway ----------------------------------------- #goodbye #newbeginnings
  • 1 day ago
    What is a refugee? Someone, like the 5 million Syrians, forced to flee their country because of war, persecution or violence. Explore the top questions the world is asking about Syria: www.searchingforsyria.org #SearchingforSyria #refugee
  • 1 day ago
    "Support women's education. We can contribute to society" Rukiyo leads the refugee women's association in Bokolmanyo camp #Ethiopia and declares #IWillThrive! Go Rukiyo! #thrive #inspire Photo via: UNHCR Ethiopia
  • 2 days ago
    "This is what refugees from Syria have fled from.” Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. See Aleppo from above and understand what is going on in Syria #SearchingforSyria searchingforsyria.org
  • 2 days ago
    Meet the refugee cyclists peddling for glory! This unusual #bike 🚴 team are childhood friends who got split up when they fled their native #Eritrea more than a year ago. Once in #AddisAbaba, they found each other again through their love of competitive cycling. Each push of the pedal brings them new hope. “I used to be a professional #cyclist.” says Daniel, 24 “This team has become my family. We share everything, including money to tackle our financial problems" . Since 2000, #Ethiopia has received and hosted almost 170,000 #Eritrean refugees, many of whom are children who flee unaccompanied or separated from their families. The #Ethiopian Government allows refugees to live outside of camps, in urban settings if they can sustain themselves. Some 20,000 refugees have chosen to live in Addis. UNHCR/Diana Diaz ----------------------------------- #igerscycling #procycling #bikelife #bikeride #instacool #UNHCR #withrefugees #refugees
  • 3 days ago
    What was Syria like before the war? Explore The Great Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo #SearchingforSyria searchingforsyria.org #aleppo #syria
  • 3 days ago
    “We are already providing help on the ground and we will be doing much more,” – our Refugees Chief in Libya. During a visit to Tripoli, Filippo Grandi says agency needs to increase its presence in the North African country where 1.3 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. UNHCR/Iason Foounten --------------------------------- #Libya #Tripoli #humanitarianaid #UNHCR
  • 4 days ago
    The world is looking for answers. Today we launch #SearchingforSyria with Google. Explore and share: www.searchingforsyria.org
  • 4 days ago
    Thousands are still fleeing West Mosul. This new camp has reached capacity in just one month. #videoftheday #instavideo #video
  • 6 days ago
    “I was studying media and journalism at Damascus University before the war. Here in Jordan, I spent two years with no access to formal education. I can’t even start to describe how I felt when I received the DAFI scholarship. A year later, I got married and today I am a mother. Perhaps the scholarship was the key to good fortune! For the past three years, I’ve been volunteering with Doctors Without Borders as a social researcher and mental health supporter. We are achievers. This is the byproduct of our difficult life. It gives us extra motivation.” Ala’a, 22, fled Dara’a, Syria and has been a refugee in Jordan since March 2013. She is pursuing a BA in Education at Al al-Bayt University. Credit: UNHCR/ @antoinetardyphoto #Syria #refugee #Jordan #study #learn #education #strength #mentalhealth
  • 6 days ago
    A father and daughter displaced by the violence and destruction in eastern Aleppo have their picture taken at Jibreen collective shelter. UNHCR/Hameed Marouf #Syria #refugees #family #fatherhood #daughter