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Imagine being forced to flee your country in order to escape to safety.
If you were lucky you had time to pack a bag. If not, you simply dropped everything and ran.

Life as a refugee can be difficult to imagine, but for 25.9 million people around the world, it is a terrifying reality. Refugees who flee conflict, wars or persecution are defined and protected in international law, and must not be expelled or returned to situations where their life and freedom are at risk.

UNHCR in the MENA region seeks to provide life-saving support to millions of refugees to save, protect and rebuild their lives, but we can’t do it alone: