Did you know that many of UNHCR’s staff are refugees themselves? In South Sudan, these 4 staff members share their stories and why they feel obligated to help.
The Olympics seem to be an event that is always filled with high drama, intense competition, controversies, and inspiring stories–this year has been no different. In London, four badminton teams were disqualified for “throwing away” a match in order to avoid facing a specific team in the elimination rounds. Jordan Weiber (2011 Gymnastics World Champion) [...]
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Alek Wek, an internationally renown supermodel, embarked on a journey with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) towards her homeland South Sudan. Wek was 14-years-old when she vacated South Sudan during the country’s civil war as a refugee in 1991. Last week signified Wek’s inaugural visit to South Sudan since the country gained its complete independence [...]
Re-posted with permission from UNHCR Canada
Last October, I became one of the approximately 12,000 refugees who were resettled in Canada. As such, I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones.
I am especially lucky to be living in Canada with my wife and two children and now call Ontario home.
DOLLO ADO, Ethiopia, July 5 (UNHCR) – A year after the onset of the Somalia famine, Aden Yusef Kabey can laugh at the pain he endured. He has regained the body weight he lost over the past year. He can walk, eat and sleep.
“I’ve come back from the dead,” says the 22-year-old. “Now I want to [...]
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