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Aziz’s Story, Greece

I stopped missing Syria, which appears to me as a mix of horrible memories. I want to forget, to be able to continue with my life.

When I first came, I didn’t feel that afraid but the more I stay here, the more I fear.

I feel like sometimes I don’t belong because when I go for job interviews, they say “No, we only want locals.” I feel like sometimes as a refugee, I have no rights. Sometimes, the police stop will stop us randomly and look at our nail clipper and say “What are you doing with that?”

Ana meets Sister Angélique Namaika

Ana met Sister Angélique Namaika at the Nansen Refugee Award ceremony 2013 and she was touched by her strength and glowing smile…

Alex Kühni, Photojournalist

Photojournalist Alex Kühni met two Syrian refugees in Lebanon and was impressed by their unwavering hope that they would find a better life someday.

Cristina’s Story, Iraq

The father of one of the refugee families decided that another volunteer and I would not be without a family in Iraq, so he appointed us as his sisters…

Esther Freud tells Ella's story

Esther Freud tells Ella's story

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Carina Hoang. Former Vietnamese refugee and award winning author

Carina escaped Vietnam on a wooden boat with her two siblings and 370 other people. She endured violent storms, pirate raids,….

UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award

Once a year, we honour extraordinary service to the forcibly displaced. Learn more about the award…

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