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#Photo: BBC's Zeinab Bedawi interviewing #UNHCR Chief Guterres now at the 'boat graveyard' on Lampedusa

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#Photo: Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie visits an open center near #Malta‘s main airport where vulnerable asylum-seekers are living in tents inside an old aircraft hangar while their asylum claims are assessed. UNHCR/ J. Tanner

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#Photo just in: #UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, talks with people in #Malta’s Lyster Barracks, a former Royal Air Force facility and now a detention center for asylum-seekers, many of whom have fled the violence in Libya. UNHCR/J. Tanner

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#UNHCR chief Guterres getting briefing on #Lampedusa rescue boat. Saved thousands fleeing #Libya

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#Photo: Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie & #UNHCR chief António Guterres talk w/ #asylum-seekers on #Lampedusa.

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#Photo: #UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, at #Turkey's border w/ #Syria yesterday, meeting with #refugees

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Our colleagues in #Thailand are getting ready for World #Refugee Day -- love the t-shirts!

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The #Hague is getting ready for World #Refugee Day! Look at this tram dressed like a #refugee tent

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Received this #photo from of a newly arrived #Somali mother & daughter at Kharaz camp, #Yemen, taken recently, in more peaceful times:

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#UNHCR's sent us her 1st #photo upon arrival in #Benghazi #Libya! She tells us this poster is seen all along the way from the airport to the city as well as in the center.

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We JUST received this #photo from Fred Noy, a photojournalist on
assignment with us on the island of #Lampedusa. In his email he wrote, "The Mediterranean is no longer a sea but a harsh border, difficult to cross was my first thought when I shot the picture of these tired young men walking like robots with frozen smiles, after they struggle with the sea for their life and a better future."

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#Photo: 3 #Ethiopia'n survivors of tragic boat incident, tell their story at #UNHCR Shousha Camp on the #Tunisia #Libya border. They are among the 9 survivors of a boat that was transporting 72 people from Tripoli to Lampedusa island. The boat ran out of petrol and drifted away for 2 weeks before again reaching the Libyan coast, pushed by wind ad currents. The boat was transporting mainly Ethiopians, Eritreans, Nigerians, Sudanese and Ghanaians and included 20 women and two young children. They all wanted to flee the war in Libya and above all have a better life in Europe. Passengers, including the two children, died of dehydration, hunger and sun stroke in the boat. The boat finally reached Zliten where survivors were thrown in jail by Libyan police before being freed several days later. UNHCR / H. Caux / May 11, 2011

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#Photo: Our GWA Angelina Jolie is on the #Tunisia'n - Libyan border asking for humanitarian access in #Libya

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Yesterday #UNHCR brought in five thousand blankets for the ppl stuck at the Saloum border v #Libya

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#Photo of a man seated on his luggage at the #Libya'n #Tunisia'n border, where #UNHCR + partners working to provide immediate assistance.

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#UNHCR teams still hard at work at the Ras Adjir border btwn #Libya #Tunisia. This photo taken on Friday, when approx. 4,602 #refugees registered

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[Photo] Kona, age 5, fled Ivory Coast with her family after a contested election at the end of last year & is now living at the new Bahn #refugee camp in #Liberia. #CIV2010

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From the field: a small Ivorian girl waits to be loaded into a #UNHCR truck to be taken from the #Liberia-Ivory Coast border to the newly constructed Bahn #Refugee camp #CIV2010 #photo

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of #Norway is greeted by #UNHCR Antonio Guterres during a visit to HQ in #Geneva #photo

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'Clowns Without Borders' providing much needed comic relief during a #UNHCR organized visit in #Somalia #photo

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