The comfort in knowing you are not alone; A refugee story from Aleppo, Syria to Iraq

“Meeting individuals who had gone through the same challenges gave me the confidence and stren...

Life in and after captivity: the story of a Yezidi survivor

“I was only 15 years old when they came into our village, they killed men and older women whil...

20 new ambulances to strengthen referral pathway in under-recovery areas in Mosul, Anbar, and Kirkuk

The provision of health care in the conflict-torn governorates of Anbar, Ninewa, and Kirkuk, has rec...

Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at Domiz refugee camp in Iraq

17 June 2018: In my country, when we speak of the Middle East we often focus on conflict and human s...

Angelina Jolie visits Mosul, urges world not to forget the people of the city, and warns of the danger of delay in reconstruction and recovery

UNHCR Special Envoy meets families who survived years of terror and displacement and who are now str...




  • UN Secretary-General's message for World Refugee Day 20 June 2018
    UN Secretary-General's message for World Refugee Day 20 June 2018

    What would you do if you were forced to leave your home?

    Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution.

    That is equivalent to the population of the world’s 20th largest country.

  • Playing "Seni Zarf" in Kirkuk
    Playing "Seni Zarf" in Kirkuk

    Kirkuk has witnessed difficult times in recent months, but the diverse community refuses to submit to fear and tensions.




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