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Refugee Stories

Me Meh holds baby Soe Ma in the health clinic in the Ban Mai NaiSoi refugee camp in Northern Thailand. ©UNHCR/S.Rich
With the support of [regular givers] like you, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is supporting refugees across the world – from South Sudan to Syria, Mali to Myanmar – we are working at all levels to make... Read More >>
Portrait of Child Protection monitor I Ne Meh
Forced to tackle a new world 
Sahara and her daughters. ©Michal Parnica/ETP Slovensko
  Sahara had to flee Somalia and later was offered resettlement. We met her on her way, in the Emergency Transit Centre in Humenne, Slovakia. She told us her story with incredible easiness. “I to... Read More >>
Doi Ling and her son. ©UNHCR/M.Savary
Doi Ling*, 31, is a mother of five. She has been living in a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) for over two years but she can recall the day she had to leave her home as if it was yesterday.... Read More >>
Oo Meh eats an afternoon snack at her family home in the Ban Mai NaiSoi refugee camp in Northern Thailand
        Raising and caring for a child with disabilities is difficult for most families, whatever their circumstances. Place that child and her family in a refugee camp and the dai... Read More >>
Georgina’s  Story, Colombia  Photo by UNHCR/S. Rich/2013.
As her memories engulf her, tears roll down Georgina’s face. The 78-year-old was only six years old when she witnessed her brother’s death – killed by armed groups who also forced her large, extended... Read More >>
Awad carries his 80-year-old mother, Dawa, to a tent in the transit site between Jamam and Gendrassa refugee camps. UNHCR / B. Sokol / August 2012
For 15 grueling days, he carried both his elderly mother and his daughter Zainab on his back. Read More >>
Refugee’s Teacher:Kamnol Chailert
From monk hood, to soldier, hotel staff, librarian and social worker, teacher Kamnol Chailert, has never thought that his life could be so dramatic to teaching refugees at Umpium camp, Tak province. Read More >>
My village is located at Tenasserim River Bank. I had five family members that were my father, mother, my two siblings and me. I am the eldest daughter. I was 10 years old when I was in my village,... Read More >>
Each person or each group or each ethnic has its own definition of home, village, land, city, country, etc. I, as a person, was born in a peaceful village but I, as a person, have to grow up in an u... Read More >>