UNHCR — United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog will post about UNHCR from May 1 through May 3.

A young Syrian refugee flashes the victory sign near the Jaber border crossing.
Flight by Night: Syrian Refugees Risk the Crossing to Jordan in the Dark

A learning curve for young Syrian refugees at model school in Lebanon

Female students at the school in Arsal, which is running a second shift of classes in the afternoon to accommodate Syrian refugees.
UNHCR News Story: A learning curve for young Syrian refugees at model school in Lebanon

Turkish Camps Provide Shelter to 90,000 Syrian Refugees
Turkish Camps Provide Shelter to 90,000 Syrian Refugees

Malian Refugees in Niger Struggle to Rebuild their Lives

Two young Malian children stand outside the hybrid shelter that has become their new home in Niger’s Tabareybarey camp, which hosts some 8,600 Malian refugees.
Malian Refugees in Niger Struggle to Rebuild their Lives

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

UNHCR and partners have organized activities for Syrian refugee children in the Bekaa Valley.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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UNHCR — United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

All PLANET EARTH groups support UNHCR. May 1 2014 through May 3 2014 PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog will dedicate all post ups to this amazing humanitarian organization for all the work it does.

A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan

Syrian refugee girls play after classes in the Kherbet Al-Souk settlement.

For Starters, a Tent:  A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan

At the start of the school day, Jamal inspects the hands of the children as they line up for school. Personal hygiene is important.
For Starters, a Tent:  A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan

Three Syrian refugees blow bubbles in a break from class at the settlement in Kherbet Al-Souk.
For Starters, a Tent:  A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan

The school consists of a large tent, a whiteboard and a large rug the children sit on. There are no desks and the children keep their books on their laps. All of the students take classes together, regardless of age or Grade level.
For Starters, a Tent:  A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan

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NOTICE — UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

All PLANET EARTH groups and PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog supports UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Starting May 1 2014 through May 3 2014 all blog post ups will be dedicated to UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES. Set up with modest goals in 1950, UNHCR has since helped tens of millions of people, picking up two Nobel Peace Prizes along the way for its vital humanitarian work.

For those forced to flee their homes, normally because of war or persecution, the UN refugee agency is often the last hope for a return to a normal life. Today, a staff of around 6,300 in more than 110 countries help some 32.9 million people in need.

A wide selection of images from the UN refugee agency’s photo archives can be accessed on Flickr. Our collection of photographs portray the daily lives of uprooted people around the world and show UNHCR staff at work.

Images can serve as a powerful tool to raise awareness about UNHCR and the millions of vulnerable people that the agency helps. Please help the refugee cause by taking photos and posting them on your blogs, websites and social media platforms. But don’t forget to credit UNHCR and the photographer.

UNHCR Gallery 1
www.flickr.com/photos/thats_right/galleries/7215762574879…
UNHCR Gallery 2
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UNHCR Gallery 3
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UNHCR Gallery 4
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www.flickr.com/photos/thats_right/galleries/7215762634963…
UNHCR Gallery 6
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UNHCR
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