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06 Feb 2012 description

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 6 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partner organization Pastoral Haitiana have launched an unprecedented census aimed at improving the lives of hundreds of refugees and asylum-seekers in the Dominican Republic.

The census, which began last week with funding from the United States administration, will provide more accurate data on the number of refugees in the Caribbean nation and will record basic information such as age, gender, nationality, place of current residence, and family details.

01 Dec 2005 description

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REFUGEE NEWS BRIEFINGS

SRI LANKA: BALLOT OUTCOME INCREASES UNCERTAINTY

On 25 November, the Sri Lankan president-elect, Mahinda Rajapakse, announced that he was ready to open talks with the ethnic Tamil rebels, the LTTE, but rejected their long-standing demand for the recognition of a traditional homeland for the minority Tamils.

02 Jun 2005 description


SNAPSHOT

UNDAC Teams deployment since 01 Jan. 2005 - to date:

- Sri Lanka-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Maldives-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Thailand-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Indonesia-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Seychelles-Earthquake/Tsunami

- Guyana - Floods

- Tokelau - Cyclone Percy

- Cook Islands- Cyclone Percy

- Dominican Republic. - Floods

- Indonesia - Earthquake

ASSISTANT EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR AND DIRECTOR OF OCHA GENEVA, MISSIONS TO:

- Abu Dhabi - ODSG Meeting, 7-10 May 2005