War has forced millions of families to flee their homes

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Alek Wek tells Naomi’s Story

Supermodel Alek Wek meets Naomi, a grandmother who lost three sons in the conflict…

Alek Wek’s Story, Model and Designer

Alek Wek fled her country when she was five; the Sudanese supermodel tells her story…

Alek Wek meets Sudanese refugee children

Supermodel Alek Wek meets refugee children and is reminded how important education is…

Alek Wek’s hope for her country

Supermodel Alek Wek was comforted by the strong stories of resilience, believing anything is possible…

Alek Wek meets Sudanese returnees

Supermodel and former refugeeAlek Wek was inspired by returnees’ determination; there was still so much hope and pride…

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Resettled refugee, Portland, Maine

Resettled refugee, Portland, Maine

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Thanassis’ Story, Greece

Actor Thanassis Papageorgiou had to grow up to understand the “sacredness” of an old photo showing his parents with his two sisters in front of a big ship…

Aduk Dau Duot’s story

Aduk Dau Duot fled from the civil war in South Sudan in 1983, and after spending time in Kakuma refugee camp was resettled to Australia. Despite losing her own family while fleeing, Aduk found herself caring for many unaccompanied South Sudanese children. Thanks to UNHCR Adut now lives in Australia and has been reunited with her family.

Celine’s Story, Cameroon

One of the reasons I became an aid worker is a bit sentimental. As a child, my grandfathers used to tell me stories of WWII, how they suffered and how they were helped…

 Thanks Mom for living on.

During the cultural revolution in China, my mother together with my uncle fled China to Singapore. I always remember the part of the story that the boat that was taking her to safety was fired upon by planes. Fortunately, they were told to hide behind the luggage and when the planes went away, they found bullet holes on the other side of the luggage. Because she was able to escape, she was educated later in RMIT, Melbourne and then got married and I was born in Singapore so many years later. Thanks Mom for living on.

Jordi Matas, Photographer

Photographer Jordi Matas visited refugee camps in Jordan and was moved by the humanity, still intact, of those affected by the war…

Vrouyr’s Story, Armenia

Vrouyr likes the quote by Einstein: ‘’The Bundle of belongings isn’t the only thing a refugee brings to his new country.’’

1 family torn apart by war is too many

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