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31 Aug 2012 description

Friday 31 August 2012

After nearly 18 months of waiting in a transit camp some seven kilometers from the Tunisia-Libya border, 195 refugees will depart on Monday (3/9) to start new lives in Germany.

IOM has arranged a charter flight from Djerba to Frankfurt on behalf of the German government and will bus the refugees from the Shousha transit camp to Djerba airport.

14 Jun 2012 description

CHOUCHA TRANSIT CAMP, Tunisia, June 14 (UNHCR) – His father died in prison, his mother passed away from the shock and his beloved sister just gave up in protest and wasted away in front of him as they fled their past.

Bayisa* is only 17, but says he feels like an adult. And though he looks young, there's an incredible maturity about this ethnic Oromo teenager from western Ethiopia. This and his Christian faith have helped him to overcome one tragedy after another and cope with loneliness since losing his family.

17 Jan 2012 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 websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

On Sunday, 33 unaccompanied children departed from Tunisia’s Shousha refugee camp to Norway as part of their resettlement process.