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Afghanistan

Afghan development aid "a must" for 2003

GENEVA, Dec. 19 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency's top official in Afghanistan, Filippo Grandi, warned today that a lack of adequate funding could put at risk the planned return to Afghanistan next...

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Burundi + 3 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Côte d'Ivoire, Burundi

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) COTE D'IVOIRE Assistant High Commissioner Kamel...

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Afghanistan

UNHCR Afghanistan humanitarian update No. 66

UNHCR launches 2003 Afghan appeal UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 17) that UNHCR is seeking $195 million to help 1.5 million Afghans return home next...

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Côte d'Ivoire

UNHCR briefing notes: Côte d'Ivoire

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today's Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. 1) - COTE D'IVOIRE UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner Kamel Morjane today arrived...

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Congo

War shatters Congolese teenager's dreams

COTONOU, Benin (UNHCR) - In June 1997, 14-year-old Roger walked calmly to school in Brazzaville's oppressive afternoon heat. Roger had just finished lunch with his parents and his two younger...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Afghans face bleak second winter on Pakistan border

CHAMAN, Pakistan, December 9 (UNHCR) - A frigid wind howls through the makeshift tents housing 19,000 people - all Afghans - jammed since nearly a year ago into a wasteland encampment just inside the...

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Côte d'Ivoire + 4 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Côte d'Ivoire, Tanzania/Rwanda

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) COTE D'IVOIRE Fighting in Côte d'Ivoire has...

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Kenya + 1 more

Eid brings Somalis hopes for peace, memories of better times

DADAAB, Kenya, December 6 (UNHCR) - As Muslims around the world celebrate the joyous festival of Eid Al Fitr, Somali refugee Zeinab Sheikh Hassan finally has some glimmer of hope that perhaps next...

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Afghanistan + 24 more

Early pledges for 2003 UNHCR budget reach $317 million

GENEVA -- Donor governments on Tuesday pledged another $280 million towards UNHCR's worldwide programs for 2003, bringing the total promised contributions to date to a record $317 million. This...

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Côte d'Ivoire + 2 more

Lubbers urges Ivorian neighbors to keep borders open

GENEVA - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers, warning of a looming humanitarian crisis, today called on West African countries to keep their borders open to innocent civilians caught in...

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Angola + 3 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Ingushetia, Ethiopia, Angola

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. (NOTE: We issued a press release this morning...

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Angola + 2 more

Feature: Angolans confident about repatriation, says UNHCR

LUANDA, Angola, December 2 (UNHCR) - Twice in the past 10 years alone, aid agencies have attempted to return Angolan refugees to their war-torn country. Both times they failed as efforts to end the...

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Sudan + 1 more

Fighting erupts among Sudanese refugees

FUGNIDO, Ethiopia, December 2 (UNHCR) - Ethnic warfare in western Ethiopia's Fugnido refugee camp has killed 41 refugees in the last week, with six bodies found in the bush outside the camp during...

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