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Art exhibit in Lake Ontario highlights plight of refugees

If you look out over the shoreline of Lake Ontario, at the foot of Toronto’s Harbour Square Park, you’re likely to see a vibrantly-coloured tribute to the many lives tossed into chaos in the ongoing global refugee crisis.

Outbreak of Cholera in South Sudan — 72 people sick, 11 dead

Juba - UNICEF is reporting that 11 people in South Sudan have died in a suspected cholera outbreak. As of Tuesday morning, the agency says there are 72 cases, with 36 in the capital, Juba.

Solving the world's refugee crisis - 'Refugee Nation'

San Francisco - Refugees are everywhere, from the U.S. to Europe, and now, Australia. They are almost 60 million strong, and they are the world's displaced population, a nation of refugees. One man has come up with a way to help these people. Give them a nation.

Syrian war displaces 235,000 Palestinians says UN Agency

Aleppo - As the conflict in Syria between government forces and armed rebels continues, Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country are increasingly becoming collateral damage.

UN: Tens of thousands more Pakistanis will be displaced in 2010

In 2010, tens of thousands more Pakistanis will be displaced as the military conflict continues and humanitarian aid will be much more difficult to provide, according to the United Nations.

Africa home to half of world's internally displaced people

Although the number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Africa has dropped over the past year, the continent nevertheless harbors almost half of the world's IDP population. Of the 26 million IDPs worldwide, 12 million live in Africa.

Situation in North Kivu is 'Desperate' Humanitarian Agencies Say

In the last two months, 250,000 people were forced to flee their homes, meaning the total number of displaced people stands at a million, or 20% of the population of North-Kivu.
 

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Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into tem...
Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into temporary shelters.
UNHCR
Refugee camp in Bangui  C.A.R.
Refugee camp in Bangui, C.A.R.
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Displaced people in the CAR capital Bangui find refuge in the unfinished church at St. Paul Parish a...
Displaced people in the CAR capital Bangui find refuge in the unfinished church at St. Paul Parish after fleeing clashes, December 21, 2013.
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