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Somalia + 1 more

UNHCR resumes repatriation from Kenya to Somalia's Puntland

BOSSASO, Somalia, July 21 (UNHCR) -- The UN refugee agency has resumed the repatriation of Somali refugees from Kenya's Dadaab camp while trying to build more confidence for further returns to...

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Iraq

UNHCR: Lubbers discusses displacement in Northern Iraq

SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq, July 18, (UNHCR) - High Commissioner Ruudd Lubbers' second day in northern Iraq Friday focused on the issue of hundreds of thousands of people, mostly ethnic Kurds, forcibly...

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UNHCR uses high tech gear to register Palestinians in Iraq

BAGHDAD, July 17 (UNHCR) - Many of the Palestinians living in the dusty tented camp in Baghdad put on their best clothes before having their identity photo taken at UNHCR's registration point...

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Angola + 1 more

Refugee returns to Angola gather momentum

LUANDA, Angola, July 17 (UNHCR) - More than 5,300 Angolan refugees have gone home from neighbouring countries since the organised movement began on June 20th. On Thursday (July 17), 509 refugees...

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Iraq + 1 more

Lubbers secures pledge Iraqis will remain in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan, July 17 (UNHCR) - High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers today welcomed a Jordanian government decision to allow Iraqis to remain in Jordan while conditions in Iraq remain unsettled. Lubbers...

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Iraq

UNHCR uses high tech gear to register Palestinians in Iraq

BAGHDAD, July 17 (UNHCR) -- Many of the Palestinians living in the dusty tented camp in Baghdad put on their best clothes before having their identity photo taken at UNHCR's registration point...

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Angola + 7 more

UN refugee and food officials urge more support for Africa

GENEVA, July 16 (UNHCR) - UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner Kamel Morjane on Wednesday said insufficient food aid and a lack of other essential services in a number of African countries is...

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Iran + 2 more

Refugees trickle home as UNHCR chief prepares to visit Iraq region

GENEVA, July 15 (UNHCR) - Small groups of Iraqi refugees are spontaneously crossing back from Iran, as High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers leaves for Iraq to determine when the country may be ready to...

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Iran + 3 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia, Iraq

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. Further information can be found on the UNHCR...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Relocation of Afghans from border area continues

CHAMAN, Pakistan, July 14 (UNHCR) - Nazar Mohammad, an asylum seeker from Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, stood alone at one corner of the Chaman "waiting area" watching trucks leave in the early...

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Angola + 1 more

Zambia bids festive farewell to first Angolan returnees

MEHEBA CAMP, Zambia, July 11 (UNHCR) - UNHCR staff, Zambian officials and thousands of Angolan refugees in western Zambia's Meheba camp today thronged a departure centre to see off the first return...

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CAR + 7 more

UNHCR launches special appeal for refugees in Africa

GENEVA - As the African Union Summit continues in Mozambique, the UN refugee agency said today it planned to launch a special appeal covering unforeseen needs in seven different African countries,...

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Angola + 3 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Zambia / Angola, Liberia

Kris Janowski - 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. Further information can be found on the...

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Eritrea + 1 more

Eritreans head home from Sudan after decades in exile

TESSENEY, Eritrea (UNHCR) - More than 1,600 of Africa's longest-standing refugees have now returned home in an exercise that has seen UNHCR acting as a confidence-building bridge between neighbours...

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Iraq + 3 more

UNHCR special envoy cautions on quick return of Iraqi exiles

GENEVA, July 9 (UNHCR) -- UNHCR's top official for Iraq said today that continuing security problems, lack of essential services and the absence of a functioning civil administration in many parts of...

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