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EuroNews
Syrian refugee's dream comes true with Messi meetingCup. Nujeen, who speaks Arabic, French, English and German, has become a symbo
EuroNews / Posted 2 hours ago
Cup. Nujeen, who speaks Arabic, French, English and German, has become a symbol of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and hopes peace will someday return to her country. “Sometimes I feel homesick, I ask myself what am I doing here, I... Read more
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Irish Examiner
It’s all gone Pete Tong? Massive Attack hit out at DJ over song usein refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awarene
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 hours ago
in refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awareness for their plight and collect money for UNHCR.” He added, scathingly: “If you do mean to carry on coining it, why don’t you divide your nightly profit by the number... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Massive Attack hit out at DJ Pete Tongin refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awarene
The Courier Mail / Posted 8 hours ago
in refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awareness for their plight and collect money for UNHCR." He added, scathingly: "If you do mean to carry on coining it, why don't you divide your nightly profit by the number... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Massive Attack hit out at DJ Pete Tongin refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awarene
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 9 hours ago
in refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awareness for their plight and collect money for UNHCR." He added, scathingly: "If you do mean to carry on coining it, why don't you divide your nightly profit by the number... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNHCR Evacuates 74 Vulnerable Refugees From Libya to NigerUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated during the night of 14-15 December, 74
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 hours ago
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated during the night of 14-15 December, 74 vulnerable refugees, the vast majority children and women, from Libya to Niger. "I am happy to report that a group of 51 children, 22 women and one man have been... Read more
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News.com.au
Massive Attack hit out at DJ Pete Tongin refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awarene
News.com.au / Posted 9 hours ago
in refugee camps by the photographer Giles Duley on the screen to raise awareness for their plight and collect money for UNHCR." He added, scathingly: "If you do mean to carry on coining it, why don't you divide your nightly profit by the number... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
North Darfur Displaced Still Reject Return Without SecurityAfrican Republic arrived at Nyala airport on Tuesday. The Office of the United
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
African Republic arrived at Nyala airport on Tuesday. The Office of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that 1,500 Sudanese refugees in the Central African Republic had decided to return voluntarily to Dafag... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nuba Mountains Refugees Killed in South Sudan Campsmoved around the camp carrying the body of the dead man and carried out a prote
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
moved around the camp carrying the body of the dead man and carried out a protest outside the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) building at the camp before burying the dead. They said Famer refugees also demonstrated in protest against the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Operations Resume at Dadaab Refugee Camp After Deal With UNHCRoperations resumed after a series of meetings between the host community, Unite
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
operations resumed after a series of meetings between the host community, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and government officials. He said they got a breakthrough after most of the contentious issues were agreed upon by... Read more
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Marketing Interactive
UNHCR invests technology-led campaign again after VR event successand takes you on a journey through the Syria refugee camp in which she lives. T
Marketing Interactive / Posted 20 hours ago
and takes you on a journey through the Syria refugee camp in which she lives. This immersive movie filmed and published by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in 2015 was a collaboration between Samsung and Oculus. The empathy that this movie inspired... Read more
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B&T
Social Soup Encourages Influencers To Help Out Not-For-Profits Via New Initiativeto run authentic scalable influencer campaigns. The initiative kicks off this
B&T / Posted yesterday
to run authentic scalable influencer campaigns. The initiative kicks off this month with local campaigns for UNHCR and Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. Social Soup CEO Sharyn Smith said: “We know our influencer community are a giving lot,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lajcak - a Range of Issues Today Require a Global Response - the UN Is the Best Platforman adoption date. The General Assembly is also working on two documents: one d
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
an adoption date. The General Assembly is also working on two documents: one dealing with refugees prepared by the UNHCR and another one by the Assembly outlining the principles that will guide member states in adjusting national... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
No One Country Can Do It Alone - Towards a Migration Compactare often held in detention centers in unsanitary and cramped living conditions
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
are often held in detention centers in unsanitary and cramped living conditions and for an indefinite period of time. UNHCR is now considering providing help to unaccompanied minors crossing the border in light of new policies preventing them... Read more
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birminghammail
City gym members fly out to help Rohingya refugeesgym in Nechells.Pictures from Amardeep Bassey of the trip to charity aid worker
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
gym in Nechells.Pictures from Amardeep Bassey of the trip to charity aid workers. Dr Khan said the group had also visited UNHCR camps in the villages of Ulapanki and Jodikapati on the Burmese border with Bangladesh. “We have seen some horrific... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Germany Pledges to Contribute Towards Refugee Responsehas pledged to contribute more than K8 million (700, 000 Euros) towards the Uni
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
has pledged to contribute more than K8 million (700, 000 Euros) towards the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) refugee response in Zambia and Angola in 2018. This is in the light of an influx of asylum seekers from the... Read more
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Swissinfo
Switzerland denies complicity in Libya migrant abuserefugees from detention centres in Libya as part of an emergency plan by the Un
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
refugees from detention centres in Libya as part of an emergency plan by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “That is good, but at the same time the Swiss government is part of this effort which is keeping migrants trapped in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What the Future Holds for The World's Largest Refugee CampA great deal has changed since then. I interviewed Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affe
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
A great deal has changed since then. I interviewed Ambassador Mohamed Abdi Affey, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) special envoy on what the future holds for Dadaab. Earlier this year, a court ruling said it would be unconstitutional to close Dadaab.... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
BBQ Blockade at Australian High Commission, Wellington 14/12border policy – and in particular the situation on Manus – has been condemned b
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
border policy – and in particular the situation on Manus – has been condemned by many organisations, including the UNHCR. This latest protest marks a continuing show of solidarity from Aotearoa, following many protests against the treatment... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UN Launches $4.4B Regional Appeal for 5M Syrian Refugeesto Amin Awad, the Director for the Middle East and North Africa of the Office o
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
to Amin Awad, the Director for the Middle East and North Africa of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).He added that nearly four million people in countries neighbouring Syria including Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq also need... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
UN Initiates New Compact to Improve Refugee Responseget the support they need and that solutions to their plight are sought from th
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
get the support they need and that solutions to their plight are sought from the start of a refugee situation.In February, UNHCR will begin with governments and other stakeholders, formal consultations on the compact, which the High Commissioner... Read more
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International Business Times
Growing food using mattresses: Ingenious solutions to everyday hardships in a Syrian refugee camp first time in July 2016, when Helen Storey from the London College of Fashion a
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
first time in July 2016, when Helen Storey from the London College of Fashion and I were invited to visit Za'atari by the UNHCR. Now we're part of an international team of experts – varying from engineers to fashion designers – trying to come up... Read more
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DW
Amnesty: EU, others 'know perfectly well' about Libya's collusion with people smugglers |with the Ministry of Interior, but insisting on things like the end of the dete
DW / Posted 3 days ago
with the Ministry of Interior, but insisting on things like the end of the detention system and full access for the UNHCR across all reception facilities. These are things that the European Union should be insisting on, that Italy should be... Read more
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Swissinfo
U.N. warns of new Syrian refugee wave to Europe if aid dries upcountries hosting the bulk of them, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The U.
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
countries hosting the bulk of them, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was giving details of the $4.4 billion appeal to support 5.3 million Syrian refugees in surrounding countries as well... Read more
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FOX News
After pulling out of UN migration talks, US supports world body's refugee effortrefugee pact move forward on December 12 in Geneva, at a ponderously named Unit
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
refugee pact move forward on December 12 in Geneva, at a ponderously named United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Dialogue on Protection Challenges in Geneva, with some 500 government, international and private sector... Read more
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FOX News
After pulling out of UN migration talks, US supports world body's refugee effortrefugee pact move forward on December 12 in Geneva, at a ponderously named Unit
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
refugee pact move forward on December 12 in Geneva, at a ponderously named United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Dialogue on Protection Challenges in Geneva, with some 500 government, international and private sector... Read more
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EuroNews
Amnesty International accuses EU of complicity in Libyan slave tradeimprove the fate of refugees and asylum seekers in DCIM centres would be for th
EuroNews / Posted 3 days ago
improve the fate of refugees and asylum seekers in DCIM centres would be for the Libyan authorities to formally recognize UNHCR’s mandate, sign the Refugee Convention and adopt an asylum law. The automatic detention of migrants must also stop as... Read more
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asianage
Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justicePriyanka Chopra has received Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice.
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
Priyanka Chopra has received Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice. Angelina Jolie, the Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, was among the first to take up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people. Global superstar... Read more
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Ekklesia
European countries 'complicit' in abuse of refugees and migrants in Libyadetention of refugees and migrants, immediately release all foreign nationals h
Ekklesia / Posted 3 days ago
detention of refugees and migrants, immediately release all foreign nationals held in the detention centres, and allow the UNHCR to operate unhindered. “One immediate way to improve the fate of refugees and asylum-seekers in DCIM centres would be... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Dream Trip' to Europe Gets More Perilous as Slave Trade Takes Rootnew lives filled with meaningful work and fair wages begin. Data from the Unit
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
new lives filled with meaningful work and fair wages begin. Data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) shows that, as at September, 114,000 refugees had crossed the Mediterranean into Italy while 2,655 people have died or... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justicePriyanka Chopra has received Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice.
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Priyanka Chopra has received Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice. Angelina Jolie, the Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, was among the first to take up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people. Global superstar... Read more
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DW
Amnesty International claims EU 'complicit' in Libya migrant abuses |legal immigration to Europe, pressure Libya to end arbitrary detentions and gra
DW / Posted 3 days ago
legal immigration to Europe, pressure Libya to end arbitrary detentions and grant full access to the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR. "By supporting Libyan authorities in trapping people in Libya, without requiring the Libyan authorities to tackle the... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Spencer-Van Etten's Graduates of Distinction impact the worldeditor, focusing on the forced displacement of people. She worked for the Unite
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
editor, focusing on the forced displacement of people. She worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Africa, Asia and Europe, advocating for the protection of asylum-seekers, refugees, internally displaced persons... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UN seeks 1,300 places for refugees from Libyaand single mothers, pending their processing and departure for resettlement, th
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
and single mothers, pending their processing and departure for resettlement, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. “In order to address the immediate protection needs and extreme vulnerabilities of the persons... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UNHCR Seeking 1,300 Urgent Resettlement Places for Vulnerable Refugees in LibyaUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today an urgent appeal calling for 1,300
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, launched today an urgent appeal calling for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya. "This is a desperate call for solidarity and... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN seeks 1,300 places for refugees from Libyaand single mothers, pending their processing and departure for resettlement, th
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
and single mothers, pending their processing and departure for resettlement, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement. "In order to address the immediate protection needs and extreme vulnerabilities of the persons... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rwanda, Uganda to Receive Israel Deportees 'In a Matter of Weeks'is treating them well, but it does not keep them in detention centres," Ms Dror
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
is treating them well, but it does not keep them in detention centres," Ms Drori-Avraham said. The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, told The EastAfrican that Kigali has not responded to requests for information regarding the arrangement between the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace says marginalized a Duterte priority amid views drug war is anti-poorSeptember, the Philippines claimed a "big victory" following the review of its
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
September, the Philippines claimed a "big victory" following the review of its human rights record before the UNHCR despite the disappointment of several states over its rejection of key recommendations they made. The UPR also covered... Read more
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Radio Angulo
Cuban civil society against US decision about Palestinerelocate its diplomatic headquarters in the Holy Land was strongly refused by t
Radio Angulo / Posted 6 days ago
relocate its diplomatic headquarters in the Holy Land was strongly refused by the Cuban Association of the United Nations (UNHCR). UNHCR called the decision of Washington an interventionist act, adding that it constitutes a serious violation of... Read more
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Gulf News
Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returneesdenies.While the worst bouts of violence appear to have subsided in recent mont
Gulf News / Posted 6 days ago
denies.While the worst bouts of violence appear to have subsided in recent months, refugees are still crossing the border, UNHCR said on Friday, insisting that peace must be secured before any repatriation process begins.The Rohingya face intense... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Aid groups vow to boycott new Myanmar camps for Rohingya returneesthe worst bouts of violence appear to have subsided in recent months, refugees
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
the worst bouts of violence appear to have subsided in recent months, refugees are still crossing the border, UNHCR said on Friday, insisting that peace must be secured before any repatriation process begins. The Rohingya face intense... Read more
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Aljazeera
Refugees 'tolerated' after crossing deadly Black Seachild. We could have died [on the boat], because we wanted to help the baby," s
Aljazeera / Posted 6 days ago
child. We could have died [on the boat], because we wanted to help the baby," says Rawef, Cohar's mother. Gabriela Leu, UNHCR Romania spokesperson, said children are entitled to receive medical care regardless of their insurance status, and... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Syrian children killed in fire at Lebanon refugee settlementpm A fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in eastern Lebanon has killed seven c
Irish Examiner / Posted 7 days ago
pm A fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in eastern Lebanon has killed seven children, the UN refugee agency said. The UNHCR said in a statement that it was "deeply shocked by the fire" the day before in the village of Ghaze and extended its... Read more
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FOX News
Fire in Lebanon refugee settlement kills 7 Syrian children– The U.N. refugee agency says a fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in eastern
FOX News / Posted 7 days ago
– The U.N. refugee agency says a fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in eastern Lebanon has killed seven children. UNHCR said in a statement Friday that it "is deeply shocked by the fire" the day before in the village of Ghaze and extended... Read more
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FOX News
Fire in Lebanon refugee settlement kills 7 Syrian childrenBEIRUT – The U.N. refugee agency says a fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in
FOX News / Posted 7 days ago
BEIRUT – The U.N. refugee agency says a fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in eastern Lebanon has killed seven children. UNHCR said in a statement Friday that it "is deeply shocked by the fire" the day before in the village of Ghaze and extended... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Fire in Lebanon refugee settlement kills 7 Syrian children(AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says a fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in ea
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 7 days ago
(AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says a fire in a Syrian refugee settlement in eastern Lebanon has killed seven children. UNHCR said in a statement Friday that it "is deeply shocked by the fire" the day before in the village of Ghaze and extended... Read more
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Swissinfo
Switzerland to take refugees from Libyan detention centresto 80 particularly vulnerable refugees as part of an emergency plan by the Unit
Swissinfo / Posted 7 days ago
to 80 particularly vulnerable refugees as part of an emergency plan by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to evacuate some 5,000 people from detention centres in Libya. This is an “urgent humanitarian measure”, Justice... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Rohingya Muslims are a security threat in J&K, will be deported, says Dy CMof the state and communal situation here, we are going to do that.” The United
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
of the state and communal situation here, we are going to do that.” The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reportedly issued an advisory to the Rohingya Muslims living in Jammu on November 8, telling them that it was not safe... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Merkel Demands Better Access to Libyan Refugee CampsFayez al-Sarraj in Berlin. Merkel said al-Sarraj's government should allow off
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Fayez al-Sarraj in Berlin. Merkel said al-Sarraj's government should allow officials from the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to visit camps under the control of his... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN warns against any hasty returns of Rohingya to MyanmarGENEVA: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that peace and
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
GENEVA: The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday that peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary... Read more
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metro
Blind Syrian refugee teaches music to kids with disabilities(Picture: UNHCR/Christopher Herwig) Miles away from home, 45-year-old Ehsan Al
metro / Posted 7 days ago
(Picture: UNHCR/Christopher Herwig) Miles away from home, 45-year-old Ehsan Al Khalili did not know what the future would hold. But two years on, the blind refugee has overcome adversity and now uses his passion for music to counter negative... Read more
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