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For a long time I had a dream of visiting western countries, the dream to go further to cover graduation from respective university in the west?

For a long time I had a dream of visiting western countries, the dream to go further to cover graduation from respective university in the west? My dreams get bigger when I discovered that all my colleagues in the primary school had same dreams. I started study hard believing that will happen one day and […]

World Refugee Day at the Kennedy Center

Join UNHCR, Actress Kat Graham and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a special musical performance in recognition of World Refugee Day.

Kat Graham tells Ibrahim's story

Kat Graham tells Ibrahim's story

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Osman’s Story, USA

Osman tells his own story of fleeing violence in Darfur, Sudan and how he came to the US as a refugee.

Alek Wek meets Sudanese refugee children

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

“No human being would prefer losing her beloved country and being called a ‘refugee.’ Everyone would definitely return home if they could,...”

The night Mediatrice Kabasinga left her home in Rwanda, she didn’t know where she was heading. She was eight months pregnant with her second child and running for her life…

Shelly Pitterman – UNHCR Regional Representative

My UNHCR bio reads like many other colleagues, but my identity is rooted in my parent’s experience as survivors of the Holocaust.

Resettled refugee, Portland, Maine

Resettled refugee, Portland, Maine

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Khaled Hosseini tells Payman's story

Khaled Hosseini tells Payman's story

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Khaled Hosseini’s most precious possession

Acclaimed Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini knows what it’s like to be a refugee…

Alek Wek meets Sudanese returnees

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

Steven’s Story, United States

In 2008, my family and I ran away from my country because of religious issues. From there, l started the kind of life that I have right now.

Kat Graham meets Hassan’s family

American actress Kat Graham meets Hassan’s family in a refugee camp in Jordan; Hassan’s father tells the story of their flight from Syria…

Guor Maker’s Story, Olympic Marathon Runner

Olympic athlete Guor Maker was confronted with the harsh realities of conflict from a young age…

Kat Graham meets Um Murad

Kat Graham visits Um Murad’s wedding dress shop and beauty salon in Zaatari, Jordan…

Kat Graham meets Abu Hadi

American actress Kat Graham meets Abu Hadi and his children in Zaatari refugee settlement. They realized they must stay there until the end of the conflict…

Eric Jankstrom meets Lopez Lomong

Film producer Eric Jankowsky met Olympic athlete Lopez Lomong, and is impressed by his incredible strength, resilience and true love for life.

Khaled Hosseini supports Zal Khan

Acclaimed author Khaled Hosseini supports Zal Khan, who built a house through the assistance of UNHCR; He is full of joy because his children are now safe.

Fadumo Adan – Refugee Congress delegate

Meet Fadumo Adan – a strong and passionate Somali refugee who resettled in the United States and is a member of the Refugee Congress.

Alek Wek tells Naomi’s Story

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

Kat Graham meets Syrian refugees

Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham made an emotional visit to Syrian refugee families in Jordan.

Resettled refugee, Portland, Maine

Resettled refugee, Portland, Maine

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1 family torn apart by war is too many

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