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23 Jun 2008 description

Finds refugees with disabilities to be among the most underserved and neglected people in the world

NEW YORK/GENEVA (June 23, 2008) - The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children today released 'Disabilities among Refugees and Conflict-Affected Populations,' the first major report to address the critical needs of a virtually invisible population: refugees and people displaced within their own …

12 Apr 2007 description

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CHAD: LACK OF SECURITY AND LACK OF ASSISTANCE FORCE PEOPLE TO FLEE IN DAR SILA

Early in the morning on 31 March, western Chadian villages of Tiero and Marena were attacked by a large group of fighters on horseback. Other assailants used their vehicles to block all major roads, preventing the population from fleeing.

For three hours explosions of heavy-weaponry could be heard from Koukou- Angarana, approximately 45km east of Tiero and Marena villages, where JRS runs educational projects in Habile and Aradib camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).