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Russia + 1 more

Insecurity forces UNHCR to suspend aid to Chechens in Georgia

AKHMETA, Georgia, August 2 (UNHCR) -- The UN refugee agency has temporarily suspended its aid activities to Georgia's Pankisi Valley, which hosts 3,800 Chechen refugees, amid rising insecurity in the...

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Afghanistan + 4 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Afghanistan, Georgia/Chechnya

Ron Redmond - Media Relations This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. 1) AFGHANISTAN It may seem premature in mid-August...

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Somalia

Feature: Somali Bantus prepare for life in America

KAKUMA, Kenya (UNHCR) - Hawiya Abdi Aden does not speak a word of English. She has never ever seen a washing machine, nor a flush toilet, nor a commercial airliner. But in a few months' time, this...

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DR Congo + 1 more

UNHCR welcomes D.R. Congo - Rwanda agreement

GENEVA - UNHCR today heralded the signing in Pretoria of an agreement between the governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda as a milestone that could pave the way to peace and the...

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Angola + 8 more

UNHCR briefing notes: East Timor, Eritrea/Sudan, Angola, Liberia

Kris Janowski - Media Relations This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. 1) East Timor UNHCR has distributed food, water...

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Eritrea + 1 more

UNHCR prepares for registration of Eritrean refugees

Facilities have been prepared in central and eastern Sudan for the registration beginning Thursday for voluntary repatriation of Eritreans whose refugee status ends on 31 December 2002, the United...

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Liberia + 1 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia

Peter Kessler - Media Relations (Extract) This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. 1) LIBERIA A second boat carrying Sierra...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Feature: Afghan refugees respond to signs from home

QUETTA, Pakistan (UNHCR) - It takes more than 1.3 million people to convince Haji Abdul Rauf that now is a good time to go home. Despite the extraordinary number of refugees who have gone back to...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Afghans bid farewell to Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UNHCR) - By the time the first rays of sun catch the mud-walled houses of Islamabad's slums, crowds of Afghan refugees have already gathered outside the UNHCR Voluntary...

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Afghanistan + 5 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Afghanistan, Liberia

Kris Janowski - Media Relations This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. 1) Afghanistan The number of Afghan refugees...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

UNHCR Afghanistan humanitarian update No. 63

Repatriation surpasses targets More than 1.3 million Afghan refugees have voluntarily repatriated to Afghanistan since March 1 when the Afghan Transitional Authority and UNHCR started to assist...

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Eritrea

UNHCR - Eritrea Info Bulletin No. 6, Jul 2002

Repatriation Factsheet 2002 51,683 Eritreans have returned since May '01 OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF THE VOLUNTARY REPATRIATION AND REINTEGRATION OPERATION To facilitate the safe and dignified return of...

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