Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony

From UNHCR Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side. By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the run-up to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning friends and warming hearts with real-life stories

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Home at last for young refugees in Hungarian orphanage

From UNHCR With its government calling for a "defensive line" against refugees, Hungary may seem heartless. But Haseebullah Sarwari-Said from Afghanistan and Hassan Shabna from Western Sahara have had a positive, if atypical experience here, having finally restarted their lives thanks to an orphanage near Budapest. Both young men fled mortal danger in their homelands,

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Taking the plunge: Swimming lessons help integration in Norway

From UNHCR  As a strong swimmer in a nation of mainly nomadic camel herders, Abdullahi Yusuf Jibril was always a little different. But today, as a Somali refugee in Norway, he is really making a splash. The 26-year-old first arrived in Grimstad, a small town on Norway's south-west coast, back in 2013. After taking a

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