Internally displaced person

An aerial view shows makeshift shelters at the Dagahaley camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border in Garissa County, Kenya, on April 3, 2011.

Refugee camps versus urban refugees: What’s been said — and done

For the most part, host governments favor camps because they see them as a means of isolating potential troublemakers and forcing the international community to assume responsibility.

For two years, Ismail al-Kanon and his mother, Jandar Nasi, were captives of ISIS. More than most living under the terror group’s rule, they had reason to expect that they would never escape — because they were Iraqi Christians.

How an Iraqi Christian teenager survived two years in the heart of the ISIS ‘caliphate’

Yana, 40 (left) with her social worker Olga. Yana has recently been released from prison and Olga helps Yana readjust to the everyday life. Mariupol 2016.

Stigma, discrimination, violence: Among the internally displaced in Ukraine with HIV (Photos)

Georgiy Gaidamaka left his native Simferopol, in Crimea, after the Russian government said it would cut end the methadone­ substitution therapy he’d relied on to treat his heroin addiction. Now he lives in Kiev, where he builds amplifiers from old Soviet

For Ukrainians displaced by conflict, there’s no going back

A Syrian refugee woman stands near her tent at the Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, January 15, 2015.

‘They told me they were going to melt me in acid if I continue the work I was doing’

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, sleep on the ground at the Bajed Kadal refugee camp in southwest Dohuk province on August 23, 2014.

A former UN relief coordinator says Iraqi and Syrian refugees pose the biggest humanitarian crisis of our generation


Jan Egeland says the current crisis caused by the Syrian civil war affects far more people than the notorious violence in Rwanda and the Balkans more than a decade ago. And the former UN official says no nation is addressing it — from the West to the Arab World, or powers like China and Russia.

Number of Displaced Surge as Conflict in Syria Continues

According to the United Nations, the 2012 refugee level was the highest it’s been since 1994. One of the hardest hit areas is Syria, where more than a quarter of the population has already been displaced–and that number is only expected to grow. Throughout Syria’s two-year civil war, more than 5.75 million Syrians have been […]

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The answer to today’s Geo Quiz is the city of Goma, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A group of touring clowns arrived there today to entertain thousands of children in refugee camps. The Spanish charity, Clowns Without Borders, has teamed up with the United Nations aid agency, UNHCR. Anchor Katy Clark finds out more from UN spokeswoman, Francesca Fontanini.