UN Refugee Agency


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  • 1 day ago
    Safe now. A Burundian refugee who fled violence in 2015, gets to work improving her shelter in Nduta camp, Tanzania. We have been working with families in the camp to upgrade their shelters, providing a safer, warmer living environment. UNHCR/Sebastian Rich (@hopefocus) -------------------------------------- #Burundi #Tanzania #smile #refugeecamp #instahope #realpeople #UNHCR #refugees
  • 3 days ago
    "What can I do? I'm just trying my best as a mother. Yes, it's really difficult, but it's still better than seeing your child hungry" . Zuleida is a Sudanese refugee living in Doro refugee camp in South Sudan. She’s a mother, and sadly, she’s struggling to ensure her son has enough to eat every day. She told our colleague that she doesn’t care whether she eats or not: she is too busy making sure her son has more than one meal a day to keep him alive. It's her daily struggle and daily mission. We are very concerned because critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some two million refugees in 10 countries across Africa. The right to food is a basic human right and we’re working with @worldfoodprogramme_official to ensure that no refugee goes to sleep hungry. UNHCR/ @eujinbyun -------------------------------------- #SouthSudan #Sudan #mother #son #instahope #realpeople #UNHCR #refugees
  • 3 days ago
    “Our ancestors were refugees long ago – people were always there to help them.” - Paul Waldner . Paul is a member of the Hutterites, a minority religious group in Canada which stepped up to sponsor the Al Hamoud family, who are among more than 31,000 Syrians resettled in Canada over the last year. The young Syrian family of four spent three years in exile – and almost escaped by boat across the Mediterranean – until, finally, they learned that they would be resettled in Canada . Paul’s daughter, Kayla, gave a graduation speech to members of the colony, months after the family arrived, in which she spoke of a life-changing experience. “I never, ever, in a million years, would have figured they would snuggle their way into my heart as easily as they did,” she told the audience. UNHCR/ @anniesakkab ----------------------------------- #Canada #Syrianrefugees #winter #instahope #realpeople #elder #UNHCR #refugees
  • 4 days ago
    “We never hold a grudge against each other for long, because who would take care of us if we don’t take care of each other? There were big sorrows in our life. But we rarely argued over all these years” . Together since 1961, Ukrainians Hanna and Oleksiv care for each other in their own village, through their final years, despite the many hardships the conflict inflicts. Determined and dedicated to one another, their daughter often pleads with them to leave with her for Kyiv: “I told her, only one of us will leave here, and only after the other one dies” . In December, we worked with HelpAge International to deliver $144 per person to the most vulnerable elderly front line residents UNHCR/@sia_vlasova -------------------------------------- #Ukraine #love #winter #instahope #realpeople #elder #UNHCR
  • 5 days ago
    "Refugees are extraordinarily resilient, but cuts in food assistance – sometimes as high as 50% – are having a devastating impact on the health and nutrition of thousands of families” . 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa will be affected by severe food shortages unless urgent support is made available to them. We're doing everything we can with the @WorldFoodProgramme_official to ensure that no refugee goes to sleep hungry. UNHCR/Eduardo Soteras Jalil (@edusonico ) -------------------------------------- #Africa #refugees #food #instahope #realpeople
  • 6 days ago
    LIVE now! Today our long-time supporter and internationally acclaimed writer @NeilGaiman becomes a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador! What do you want to ask him? Join UNHCR and host Jonathan Ross: fb.com/UNHCR #neilgaiman #refugees #helprefugees #refugeeswelcome #withrefugees
  • 6 days ago
    We are so proud to announce the appointment of internationally acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman - @NeilHimself - as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador after more than 3 years of committed support! What do you want to ask Neil about standing #WithRefugees? Join us today at 4:30pm GMT: http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2017/2/58aa8bee4/neil-gaiman-appointed-unhcr-goodwill-ambassador.html #withrefugees #refugeeswelcome #helprefugees #refugees #neilgaiman
  • 6 days ago
    February is the coldest month in Ukraine. Cut off from heating supplies by conflict, 62-year-old Nina and her beloved cat, were struggling to keep warm and well until we reached her frontline Donetsk village with aid, clothing, coal and firewood. Two and half years since the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began, over 2 million people have fled their homes and around 800,000 remain in or near the conflict zone. We are working hard with partners to mitigate the effects of the winter. Everyday life, especially in winter, is very tough. Many vulnerable villagers have been left isolated because of fear, danger and their remote locations, combined with bad roads and damaged infrastructure. This is on top of existing movement restrictions, difficulties in delivering humanitarian aid and problems with electricity and gas supply. Click here [http://trib.al/ErNMWGa] for a longer read and follow UNHCR Ukraine - Aгентство ООН у справах біженців в Україні UNHCR/Evgeny Maloletka ----------------------------------------- #Ukraine #winter #cat #Donetsk #bestoftheday #realpeople
  • 8 days ago
    Welcome to the world little Qais. Qais is a Syrian refugee living in Jordan's Za’atari Camp. May his arrival bring hope and joy to his proud parents Adel and Yasmeen. UNHCR/ Jaz Cummins -------------------------------------- #Syria #Syrianrefugee #love #baby #realpeople #UNHCR #family
  • 9 days ago
    What do you want to ask internationally acclaimed writer and UNHCR supporter @NeilHimself? Join us live on Facebook Monday at 4:30pm GMT fb.com/unhcr ----------------------------------------- #neilgaiman #refugees #helprefugees #refugeeswelcome #withrefugees
  • 10 days ago
    Meet Aya & Asma, Sudanese refugees in Damascus, Syria. While the twins played happily at the community center, their mom was able to enjoy her literacy class. The girls and their mom, are testament to Syria's own historical and enduring hospitality to those in need. in spite of it's own unimaginable turmoil. UNHCR/Al-Nada/Ola Kabalan -------------------------------------- #Syria #Sudan #refugeeswelcome #refugees #twins #literacy #bestoftheday #realpeople #damascus
  • 11 days ago
    “She is very very smart. A lot smarter than I am. She seems to be losing hope, but I won’t let that happen" . When Ammar talks about his wife Sana it's clear he's her number one supporter. Before fleeing Mosul and seeking safety in a displacement camp, Ammar worked as a mechanic and Sana was studying hard, hoping to get a place at university and then become a teacher. UNHCR/ Bathoul Ahmed -------------------------------------- #Iraq #love #Mosul #realpeople #UNHCR