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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

We are #UNHCR, the @UN Refugee Agency. We save lives and protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless people and all who are forced to flee.

120 countries

Joined on 11 April, 2008

http://www.unhcr.org/

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When he was little, he wanted to be a banker.

Now Ousmane is a DAFI Scholarship recipient in his third year of accounting and finance.

He's realizing his dreams at the Catholic University of West Africa in Dakar, Senegal.

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Climate change took his farm and his livestock.
Violence forced him out of his home.

For farmers in Burkina Faso like Sambo, there's much to be worried about.

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Sharing food is sharing love. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅ—

Read about the former refugees who have shared their traditional recipes in a cookbook:

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Safety is not having to hide.
Safety is being free to love who you love.
Safety is being who you are without fear.
Join us in saying to all LGBTI refugees: You Are Safe Here

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Quoted @Refugees

๐ŸŽ“ What's our best chance at an amazing new world next year?ย 

๐Ÿ’ก The brightest minds in higher education of course!ย 

Make a donation to help 5 refugee scholars achieve their dreams ๐Ÿ“š:

Replying to @KatGraham: โ€œEducation is truly life saving for refugees. But... Especially higher education is a battle against the odds.โ€ Powerful worโ€ฆ

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Human rights apply everywhere, all the time.ย 

Seeking asylum is a human right. #StandUp4HumanRights

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70 years ago to the day we were first charged with helping protect refugees.

Since that moment, the number of forcibly displaced people has only risen. Now 1% of the entire world has been driven from their homes.

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Five young Rohingya refugees share their stories of survival, hope and loss.

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Many displaced families in the Middle East are struggling with the harsh winter weather.

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๐——๐—ผ๐—ป'๐˜ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†.

Trafficking occurs in ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† in the world.

It must be eradicated. ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„.

#EndHumanTrafficking

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๐Ÿ“š Education can unlock dreams. For Khalil, that dream is becoming a doctor.

Thousands of refugee kids like him have been able to attend school, with the support of @EAA_Foundation and @qatar_fund.

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Conflict, natural disasters, and unspeakable violence have forced millions from their homes in the Sahel.

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โ€œOur wish is for peace to return so that we can go home.โ€

The countries in Africa's Sahel region have reached a grim milestone.

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Millions of South Sudanese refugees and displaced people need solutions to their plight, including a safe and dignified return home.ย 

UN High Commissioner @FilippoGrandi is visiting South Sudan this week. Follow him and @UNHCRSouthSudan.

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โ€œWe will do everything we can to help. Now, more than ever.โ€

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Leaders and not just victims.

Refugees can and should lead the way.

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"I am in school because I want to acquire knowledge for a better future."

Education changes lives, and Sophie knows that.

When she was forced to flee her home, what she took with her were clothes and her science textbook. ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ“š

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โ€œEducation is truly life saving for refugees. But... Especially higher education is a battle against the odds.โ€ Powerful words from #UNHCR Chief @filippograndi. Letโ€™s all work to make sure refugees are able to learn & build a brighter future for themselves & the world.

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COVID-19 has led to the greatest disruption of education in history, affecting 1.6 billion learners.

Including millions of young refugees.

โœ… We must act now to ensure they are not left behind.

#EducationDay

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