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26 Dec 2003 description

TEHRAN, Iran (UNHCR) - Seven-year-old Nazifeh likes her new home at the foot of the Alborz Mountains in northern Tehran. She has her own bedroom with a TV, the playroom is just down the corridor and there are plenty of toys and other children to play with.

17 Dec 2003 description

Kabul, Afghanistan - Dec. 17, 2003 - Millions of Afghan refugees and internally displaced Afghans have returned home since the fall of the Taliban, hopeful that their country has finally escaped a quarter century of war. The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) expects another 900,000 or more to repatriate in 2004 as economic and security conditions continue to improve.

05 Dec 2003 description

GENEVA -- The UN refugee agency said on Friday that it was seeking over $1 billion to fund its refugee assistance and protection work next year to care for more than 20.5 million refugees and other people worldwide. This includes $955 million for its annual budget and over $57 million for supplementary programs for the Liberian crisis and Sudanese refugees.

03 Dec 2003 description

LORALAI, Pakistan (UNHCR) - Almost unnoticed amid the efforts to repatriate Afghan refugees and care for the last wave to arrive in Pakistan, the UN refugee agency continues to watch over nearly a million other Afghan refugees who have been here for up to 24 years.

30 Nov 2003 description

Voter Registration Starts This Week

The registration of voters in Afghanistan will start the first week of December in eight cities: Kabul, Bamyan, Jalalabad, Kunduz, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, Kandahar and Gardez. As you know, this registration of voters is for the elections that are scheduled to happen next year.

20 Nov 2003 description

(Prepared by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, based on inputs received from the UN Country Team)
Background and Rationale

31 Oct 2003 description
report War Child UK

Extract from War Child Newsletter - Sept-Oct 2003

27 Oct 2003 description

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 27 (UNHCR) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reassured a group of internally displaced Afghans from the north by calling for tough measures to stop the violence that has prevented them from going home.

24 Oct 2003 description

Briefer: Peter Kessler - Media Relations

21 Oct 2003 description


Map Created by: US State Department Humanitarian Information Unit

15 Oct 2003 description

(Extracted from JRS Dispatches No. 140)

10 Oct 2003 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR website, www.unhcr.ch, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.