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13 Aug 2009 description

Call it soccer or football, the sport is a universal language for refugees and nationals in Kampala, where players of different nationalities, ethnicities, and tribes unite for a common goal: victory. The only thing that makes one different from the next person is skill, which levels the playing field for the students at Amani Football Academy in Kampala.

03 Jan 2007 description

On January 3, 2007 Kenya forced 400 asylum seekers, most of them women and children, back to Somalia and the recent violence they fled.  Kenya received more than 50,000 Somali refugees in 2006, but said it wanted to send a message that it would not accept Islamist fighters fleeing the recent Ethiopian invasion.

04 Jan 2005 description

Washington, D.C., January 4, 2005 - The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) shares the world's shock and horror at the immense loss of life and immeasurable continuing suffering wrought by December 26's earthquake and tidal wave, which destroyed countless lives, families, livelihoods, and communities across the rim of the Indian Ocean. Millions of displaced persons in at least eleven countries desperately need clean water, food, medicines, and shelter, as well as long-term assistance to re-establish their shattered lives, families, and communities.

22 Nov 2002 description

by Sasha Chanoff, International Organization for Migration

06 Jun 2002 description

Refugees Produced
African refugees at start of 2002: 3 million

Refugee decrease in past year: 200,000

10 leading refugee-producing countries or territories in Africa:

1) Angola 445,000

2) Sudan 440,000

3) Burundi 375,000

4) Congo-Kinshasa 355,000

5) Eritrea 305,000

6) Somalia 300,000

7) Liberia 215,000

8) Sierra Leone 185,000

9) Western Sahara 110,000

10) Rwanda 60,000

06 Jun 2002 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. =AD Nineteen of mainland Africa's 48 countries suffered war, armed insurgencies, or violent civil unrest last year, pushing at least 1.8 million Africans from their homes during 2001, according to a new report by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

09 Jan 2002 description

In a continued effort to encourage voluntary repatriation to northern Somalia and close the remainder of eastern Ethiopia's refugee camps, home to an estimated 60,000 Somalis, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) moved one step closer to its goal during the closing days of 2001 with the voluntary repatriation of the final 2,500 refugees living in Daror refugee camp.

26 Dec 2001 description

Despite growing U.S. government concerns about the alleged presence of extremist groups in Somalia linked with the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden, the international community largely continues to largely ignore a golden opportunity to strengthen stability and political moderation in Somalia's peaceful northwest corner--known as Somaliland--where a fragile young government is seeking good relations with the West.

29 Nov 2001 description

The international community is responding with laudably generous financial contributions to assist refugees from Afghanistan, but refugee relief programs in most other regions of the world are begging for adequate financial support in the final weeks of 2001, particularly in Africa.

02 Oct 2001 description


More than a half-million people fled their homes because of violence during the first nine months of 2001 in Central Africa and the Horn of Africa, according to analysis by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

11 Jul 2001 description

Statistical Update / World Refugee Survey 2001
Refugees Produced

African refugees at start of 2001: 3.3 million

Refugee increase in past year: 200,000

Refugee increase in past 2 years: 400,000

10 leading refugee-producing countries or territories in Africa:

1) Sudan: 460,000

2) Burundi: 420,000

3) Angola: 400,000

4) Sierra Leone: 400,000

5) Somalia: 370,000

6) Congo Kinshasa: 350,000

7) Eritrea: 350,000

8) Liberia: 200,000

9) Western Sahara: 110,000

10) Rwanda: 55,000

19 Jun 2001 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Cuts in funding to international aid agencies are threatening the health and safety of millions of refugees around the world, creating new perils for populations already vulnerable to disease, malnutrition, and violence, according to a report released today by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

19 Jun 2001 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sudan became the largest producer of refugees on the African continent last year, with some 460,000 Sudanese forced to flee to neighboring countries, while the overall number of refugees in Africa continued to grow, according to a new report by the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR).

19 Jun 2001 description

About 375,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Somalia lived in about two-dozen countries at the end of 2000: some 160,000 in Kenya, about 120,000 in Ethiopia, some 55,000 in Yemen, 20,000 in Djibouti, 4,000 in Egypt, 3,000 in Tanzania, about 3,000 in Libya, 1,000 in Eritrea, 1,000 in Uganda, and approximately 10,000 new Somali asylum seekers in various European countries.

19 Jun 2001 description

There were more than 127,700 refugees and about 700,000 internally displaced persons in Iraq in 2000. Known refugees in Iraq included about 23,900 from Iran and 12,600 from Turkey - in both cases, mostly Kurds. The total also included about 90,000 Palestinians and about 1,200 refugees of other nationalities, including Eritreans (600), Somalis (300), Sudanese (200), and Syrians (100).

19 Jun 2001 description

Tanzania hosted approximately 540,000 refugees at the end of 2000: about 400,000 from Burundi, more than 110,000 from Congo-Kinshasa, nearly 30,000 from Rwanda, and about 3,000 from Somalia.