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2 Iranian refugees have tortured past, but brighter future


Refugees with similar histories are working to change one’s life of homelessness and mental problems while fighting rolls of red tape. Jamshid Afshar, right, greets Mokhtar Hossein for the first time outside his tent on Foremaster Lane just north of downtown Las Vegas. Afshar has been living in the homeless tent camp since coming to Las Vegas. […]


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An innovative project helps 26,000 refugees in northern Ecuador


This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 6 April 2010, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. An innovative registration initiative has resulted in 26,000 Colombian refugees receiving identity documents in an isolated region of […]


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Our new and redesigned website


After 6 months of hard work we are happy (and quite proud) to present version 2 of the Refugees United search engine. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from more than a year of running an online forum that helps empower refugees to directly reconnect with missing loved ones, and poured it into this improved version.  Today […]


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I am looking for my sister, Sabrina Sanders Hines. She found me about 10 yrs ago and since then we lost contact. She lived in Chelsea,AL when i met her and was married to Kerry Hines and had two kids at that time. Her mother’s name is Betty and her father is Johnny Sanders. Any […]


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Our March Newsletter is out!


Our March Newsletter is out! Follow the link to read about our new partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society and the launch of our new platform!  


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BBC World Service part 2


BBC World Service part 2 Listen to Yonas tell the story of how he was reunited with his wife and daughter on the second part of the BBC feature on Refugees United!


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BBC World Service part 1


BBC World Service part 1 Listen to Mansour talk about his search for his missing family on this BBC feature on Refugees United.


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Heres a picture from a busy day at the new Refugees United offices.


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Uganda: Umaru Swaray, ‘Alone and Isolated by Other Refugees’


Nakivale — Umaru Swaray, 33, was a child soldier during Liberia’s civil war. Separated from his family, he walked for months crossing the continent to Uganda, searching for his family, who had escaped the war. He found them in Kampala in 2004 – on the day they were leaving for the Netherlands. Swaray’s parents and […]


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Q&A: Film helps empower young Ugandan refugee in Kenyan camp


Q&A: Film helps empower young Ugandan refugee in Kenyan camp Here’s an interview with Kate Ofwono, whose short films we’ve featured below. Amazing work that gives a good insight into what life is like living as a young girl in a refugee camp in Kenya.


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