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Burundi + 1 more

Burundian refugees want to go home amid security concerns

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 6 (UNHCR) -- Despite heavy rains and continuing security concerns in parts of Burundi, more than 5,500 Burundian refugees have returned home from camps in western Tanzania...

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Guinea + 2 more

Liberian refugees relocated in neighbouring countries

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, May 1 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency is working to relocate fleeing Liberians as the exodus from Liberia continues, albeit at a slower pace since the second week of April. In...

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Afghanistan + 3 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Afghanistan, EU

Rupert Colville - 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 By the end of the day, Monday,...

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Sierra Leone + 1 more

Sierra Leoneans hurry home for elections

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, April 26 (UNHCR) -- Less than three weeks before the presidential elections in Sierra Leone, the country's refugees are voting with their feet to return home. Over the last...

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Colombia + 6 more

UNHCR briefing notes: EU, Colombia, Kenya/Somalia

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) European Union UNHCR welcomes yesterday's...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

UNHCR Afghanistan humanitarian update No. 60

At a Glance Total refugee returns top 353,000 Repatriation from Iran gathers pace More internally displaced Afghans assisted homewards Authorities move to ease ethnic tensions More than 353,000...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

Afghan returns cross 350,000 despite heavy rains

HERAT, Afghanistan, April 24 (UNHCR) - Heavy rains in parts of western Afghanistan failed to dampen the pace of repatriation to Afghanistan as the number of Afghans returning from surrounding states...

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Afghanistan + 4 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Afghanistan

Repatriation movements of Afghan refugees are gathering pace, with more than 320,000 Afghans back home with UNHCR assistance since 1 March from Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. In less...

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Afghanistan

More internally displaced Afghans bound for home

BAMYAN, Afghanistan, April 22 (UNHCR) - Nationwide efforts are intensifying to help internally displaced Afghans return home, with up to 7,500 expected to return in the next eight days under a joint...

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Sudan

Huda's story: Silenced in Sudan, finding a new voice in London

LONDON (UNHCR) - Huda Al Amin has come a long way in more ways than one. From a helpless woman in Sudan, she went on to become a human rights activist in Egypt before settling down in England, where...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Afghan-Tajik returns boost repatriation numbers to 300,000

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 19 (UNHCR) -- The return of Afghan refugees to Afghanistan today hit the 300,000 mark as UNHCR completed repatriating nearly 9,000 Afghans from the Pyandj River area on the...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Afghan returnees hit 280,000

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 18 (UNHCR) - Noting that more than 280,000 people have "voted with their feet" to return home to Afghanistan in recent weeks, High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers today thanked...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

Lubbers appeals for funds for Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 17 (UNHCR) - High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers today appealed for funds for UNHCR's $271 million programme in Afghanistan, saying it would be "a shame" if the UN agency slows...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Afghanistan, Liberia/Guinea

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) High Commissioner in Afghanistan In Kabul...

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