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The official account of , the United Nations Refugee Agency. Providing life-saving aid and protection to + the forcibly displaced.

120 countries
Joined April 2008
Born on 20 June 1951

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  1. Pinned Tweet
    Jul 6

    They're "just trying to get to a place where they can have a chance to be away from the violence." 's visit to a shelter that houses those fleeing violence & persecution in Honduras

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  2. Search. Rescue. Disembarkation. With so many lives at stake, it is imperative to permit efforts to respond to people in distress at sea.

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  3. Strengthening of search + rescue in the Mediterranean Sea is imperative. Any gaps may lead to further unnecessary loss of life, as unscrupulous smugglers, with little regard for human life, continue to organize sea crossings using unseaworthy vessels.

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  4. “It was a very loose vision – the idea was that music connects, that we have that in common,” explains Bridges orchestra's Anke Karen Meyer. 🎵🎻

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  5. From taxi driver 🚕 to fruit picker 🍊- refugees are determined to give back to their host communities.

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  6. As Mediterranean Sea arrivals decline and death rates rise, we call for strengthening of search and rescue for people in distress at sea.

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  7. Ten months after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fled from Myanmar – more than half of them children – addressing their longer-term needs is becoming a key focus of the humanitarian response:

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  8. Retweeted
    Jul 6

    Make sure you visit our career page to pick the right job for you! Deadline closing on the 12 July! Apply now at: Experts with and encouraged!

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  9. Four year olds Simile, from eSwatini, and Mirriam, from Burundi, strike a pose outside the creche in Malindza refugee reception center in eSwatini where they both attend preschoool. via

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  10. “A bundle of belongings isn’t the only thing a refugee brings to the country of asylum.” OpEd co-written by UNHCR's in on thinking of refugees as agents of development, consumers and investors in local economies.

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  11. Invite a refugee into your home to watch the ? ⚽️

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  12. UN Filippo Grandi took off his shoes, sat down on a mat on the floor, and listened to the children.

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  13. Retweeted
    Jul 6

    Consultations on the Global Compact on Refugees have ended! The Compact, which must now be adopted by the UN General Assembly, will help us make responses to refugee crises more effective and more fairly shared across the international community.

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  14. This Facebook app helps refugees in Lebanon find their closest hospital, and health services which are covered by UNHCR 🏥

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  15. 👏 Halima Aden is a refugee from Somalia 🇸🇴 who found safety in Kakuma camp, Kenya 🇰🇪, then a new home + life in the United States 🇺🇸 This is her story as told to , including her amazing return for

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    Gorgeous little film by about the beautiful and inspiring Halima Aden - - and her return to her childhood home in the Kakuma Refugee Camp to speak at .

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  17. The 1951 Refugee Convention is the key legal document that forms the basis of our work. Learn more here:

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  18. These computer classes are giving refugee families a sense of belonging and hope. 👩‍💻👨‍💻

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  19. Retweeted

    The Asian Development Bank is helping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and their hosts with a big aid package. Another positive example of how development organizations are bringing new resources, ideas and approaches to refugee responses.

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  20. Mortaza was born in Iran to Afghan parents. Trapped by war on two sides (Afghanistan and Syria), he fled to Europe and is now studying in Vienna. Here's how a media studies course is helping him and his fellow students:

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  21. Spend a day with a refugee! These vlogs will take you inside the day of a refugee in: Bangladesh 🇧🇩 Jordan 🇯🇴 Belgium 🇧🇪 Colombia 🇨🇴 Ghana 🇬🇭 The United States 🇺🇸 Watch the full version here ➡️

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