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Images of suffering, loss, and hope

A image is worth a thousand words, which is why we document our work and the lives of the displaced people who have come to Central Europe in photos. Some of our most dramatic shots are showcased here and on our Flickr Page.

UNHCR’s global photo library in Geneva has an additional 250,000 photos, which depict nearly every major displacement over the last 60 years. The images provide a comprehensive and compelling portrait of the lives of refugees, asylum-seekers, the internally displaced, and stateless people in all corners of the globe. The images also reveal the work of generations of agency staff members  who struggled to help them.

UNHCR provides photos free of charge to the media. Browse a selection of our best images here.

 

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Prince Soniyiki - From Nigerian to “Croatian” in Three Years Prince Soniyiki - From Nigerian to “Croatian” in Three Years

05-02-2015

Prince Wale Soniyiki, 29, is the poster boy for Croatia’s refugee system. When Prince arrived here from Nigeria three years ago, he felt like a “complete nobody.” Today he has a good job, speaks the language fluently and is a well-known advocate for asylum-seekers

Generosity of fellow citizens saves displaced Ukrainians from hunger and cold Generosity of fellow citizens saves displaced Ukrainians from hunger and cold

15-01-2015

Almost a year of fighting in Ukraine has displaced more than one million people – both abroad and within the country. For the 610,000 adrift within their own borders, the pain of fleeing homes under shelling has been eased by the astonishing altruism of fellow Ukrainians.

Afghan trainee chef has the recipe to make it in Hungary Afghan trainee chef has the recipe to make it in Hungary

30-10-2014

A day in the life of Zia Karimi, a young Afghan refugee living in Hungary.Zia fled persecution and violence in Afghanistan as a teenager. Now he is a trainee chef in a top Budapest hotel with his own family and a career plan.

World Refugee Day in Central Europe World Refugee Day in Central Europe

24-06-2014

Colorful and exciting events marked World Refugee Day this year throughout Central Europe.

The Children of Harmanli The Children of Harmanli

21-11-2013

Since the civil war in Syrian began, over two million people have fled the violence. This photo essay explores the daily tribulations and blessings of life in Harmanli.

The Most Important Thing - Malian Refugees The Most Important Thing - Malian Refugees

24-06-2013

A photo documentary from Mali that reveals through words and pictures the heart-wrenching decisions a family has to make when they decide to flee their home.

Mustafa’s Children Mustafa’s Children

13-06-2013

After five lost years, a bittersweet reunion in Budapest gives renewed hope to one Afghan family

Welcome to the Hotel Ritz Welcome to the Hotel Ritz

07-06-2013

Refugees come to Bulgaria with little more than hope, and for many, hope is quickly lost.

A rare success story of refugee integration in Bulgaria A rare success story of refugee integration in Bulgaria

05-12-2012

The Mahmud family in Bulgaria are among the few refugees who have become self-reliant from their own business: producing milk, cheese and yoghurt on their dairy farm.

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