Close to 4000 refugees returned to Syria from Jordan in August, about twice as many as the previous month. “This is a very worrying trend, showing how hard the situation is for many families in Syria's neighbouring countries”, said Petr Kostohryz, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in Jordan.
UNHCR Nansen Award 2015
In a ceremony in Geneva yesterday the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres presented the Nansen medal to Afghan refugee, Aqeela Asifi, honouring her tireless work to bring education to Afghan refugee girls.
Norwegian Refugee Council has opened a new legal aid center in the city of Kharkiv in Eastern Ukraine. The center will provide free legal advice to internally displaced persons and others affected by the conflict.