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The official account of the UN Refugee Agency in the United States & the Caribbean. Follow us on Facebook: UNHCR + Instagram: refugees.

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Joined October 2010
Born on 20 June

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  1. Pinned Tweet
    Jun 20

    Soccer coach ⚽️ Elementary school principal 👨🏿‍🏫 Family man 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Refugee Spend a day with Bertine in Gillette, Wyoming

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  2. Soccer coach ⚽️ Elementary school principal 👨🏿‍🏫 Family man 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Refugee Spend a day with Bertine in Gillette, Wyoming

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

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  4. “I was very happy to have this opportunity to attend school. I loved it from day one. I missed two years of schooling because of the war. I should be in grade seven but I am now in the fifth grade.” Moaed, 13 ✍️ 🏫 🎒📚

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  5. Our Goodwill Ambassador and world champion slam poet Emi Mahmoud will share her heart-stopping poetry at the annual Leadership Summit in Washington, DC! 📲 You can watch LIVE here on July 10 at 2:45pm ET:

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  6. “If they kidnap your 6-year-old, how can you have peace?” Thousands of children in DR Congo are missing. Now their mothers are breaking their silence.

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  7. Jul 8

    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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  8. "I want my voice to be heard. I want peace to be restored. And I want citizenship." A 90 year-old great-grandmother says statelessness has blighted the lives of generations of her family - and their hopes of returning home to Myanmar.

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  9. The Rohingya are the largest stateless group in the world. Born and raised in Myanmar for multiple generations, they know no other place to call home.

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  10. As we confront massive levels of forced displacement in all regions of the world, the international community this week passed an important milestone in its work to improve the global response to refugees.

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  11. Now more than ever, we need to stand . Please stand with us:

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  12. Jul 8

    From refugee camp to elementary school principal: For Bertine, education has always been a foundation to build a better future, for both himself and the Gillette, Wyoming students he mentors everyday. 🏫📚🇺🇸 His inspiring story

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  13. Jul 8

    1 in 110 has left behind friends. 1 in 110 has made the decision of whether they had time to grab photo albums. 1 in 110 has had their world turned upside-down. 1 in 110 has faced the unthinkable. 1 in 110 has been forced to flee their home.

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  14. Jul 7

    Syria. Somalia. Lebanon. Colombia. The photos look different, but they all bring the same reminder. Home.

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  15. Jul 7

    “It would take just one storm to wash us all away,” the Rohingya widow says, the rain drumming ominously on the tarpaulin roof of the flimsy shack in Bangladesh she shares with her five sons and two daughters.

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  16. Jul 4

    After serving in Afghanistan + Iraq, this Marine veteran is on a new mission: speaking up for refugees on Capitol Hill. He believes that welcoming refugees helps keep America safe

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  17. Jul 7

    “With this education, they will build something for the future.” These Syrian refugee kids in Lebanon are getting a new opportunity to go to school.

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  18. Jul 7

    "There has never been a more compelling reason or greater urgency to show solidarity and support for refugees." - Ben Stiller , our newest Goodwill Ambassador

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  19. Jul 7

    Want to learn more about refugees? Apply for a fall internship with in Washington. The application deadline is July 15 🗓️

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  20. Jul 7

    🌍 🌏 🌎 Which country hosts the most refugees? 🌍 🌏 🌎 Hint: 85% of refugees are in the developing world.

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  21. Jul 7

    A letter from Mosul, by our Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

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