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#TeamRefugees symbol of hope for millions of displaced people

When the top athletes from more than 200 countries stride into the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Friday evening, there’s no doubt that one team in particular will be applauded by people of all nationalities.

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CAR violence, a “wake-up call” to global community

The fact that thousands of people have fled violence in the Central African Republic should be seen as a “wake-up call” to the global community about rising tensions there, the UN Refugee Agency (

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“Huge” long-term problem for refugee children not in school

Refugee children and their families face “huge” long-term problems if they are not able to attend school, according to the UN Cultural Fund, UNESCO.

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Surge in people fleeing conflict in South Kordofan state in Sudan

The number of people fleeing fighting between government forces and rebels in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan continues to rise, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported.

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Doomed sea crossing survivors describe Mediterranean ordeal

Survivors of one of the worst ever tragedies at sea involving migrants crossing the Mediterranean, in which 500 people reportedly drowned, have begun to describe their ordeal.

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Caution urged in relocation of migrants from Europe to Turkey

The lack of safeguards regarding the relocation of migrants and refugees from Europe to Turkey under a new deal is a cause of concern for the UN refugee agency, UNCHR.

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“Serious” humanitarian situation in Yemen city

The humanitarian situation in the besieged Yemeni city of Taizz has been described as “serious” by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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“Tragic and shameful” that Syrians can’t go home, says Jolie-Pitt

Syria’s war has reached another “grim milestone,” as the country marks five years of war, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR.

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“I wanted to cry inside”: Syrian refugees tell of relief reaching Greece

Syrian refugees have been speaking of their relief at reaching Greece safely with their families.

One villager, who fled Aleppo and arrived on the island of Lesbos thanks to the Greek coastguard, told the UN he “wanted to cry inside….from happiness.”

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UN and Africa: focus on Boutros-Ghali, Burundian refugees and Lesotho's economy

The death of Boutros-Ghali marks “the passing of an era” a former UN spokesperson says

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