United Nations High Commission on Refugees - updates

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Plight of the Badjao: Forgotten, nameless, faceless

Dec 05, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The Sama Dilaut the formal name of the Badjao are among the most obscure misunderstood and marginalized among the Filipino ethnic linguistic groups Their story needs to be told

SEA GYPSIES. The Sama Dilaut or the Badjao are a sea faring people in Tawi-tawi and the Sulu Seas. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Violence, hunger imperil 2,000 trapped in boats off Myanmar

May 19, 2015 - 10:53 PM

The UN refugee agency says at least 2 000 desperate migrants including women and children are at risk of violence and food shortages after more than 40 days trapped on boats off Myanmar

‘FLOATING COFFINS.’ Rohingya migrants stand and sit on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. Photo by Christophe Archambault / AFP

C. Africa refugee numbers spiral in Cameroon

Feb 21, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Around 28 000 people have fled from conflict torn Central African Republic to neighboring Cameroon since the start of this month

DISPLACED. A boy crouches on an airplane in the Christian Mpoko refugee camp on February 20, 2014 during sunset, in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo by Fred Dufour / AFP