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Persecution
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The way ahead
World Service radio series
Fifty years after the adoption of the UN Convention on Refugees, the decade we live in has seen more of the world's people than ever before seeking refuge from war, persecution or disaster. This special report tells the stories behind the statistics, using first-person testimonies and in-depth interviews to trace the journey from home into exile. It asks why refugees are still fleeing, where they go, and examines how we treat them.
Clickable guides: Talking point: Slideshow: Photo diary:
- Refugee journeys
- Comparing asylum
UNHCR chief Ruud
Lubbers took your
questions
- 50 years of
refugees

- Refugee portraits
Camp life by refugees in Tanzania
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