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Afghanistan + 6 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Burundi, Côte d'Ivoire, Afghanistan

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) BURUNDI Nearly 900 Burundian refugees have fled...

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Colombia

UNHCR Update on the Americas No. 2, Fall 2002

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS Colombia situation Return to Bojayá and Vigia del Fuerte Eligibility guidelines on Colombian asylum seekers and refugees Documentation project reaches indigenous in Bojayá Joint...

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Lubbers opens annual executive committee meeting

GENEVA -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers on Monday outlined his vision for an effective, efficient and truly multilateral UNHCR that is properly equipped to meet new refugee...

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Afghanistan + 5 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Côte d'Ivoire, Rwanda, Afghanistan

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) UNHCR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO MEET NEXT WEEK The...

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Serbia + 1 more

Feature: "Floating" Albanians need concrete assistance

BITI E UL=CBT, Kosovo (UNHCR) - Roses and apple trees are blooming once again in a Balkan village that time forgot. Neat vegetable gardens have started yielding healthy peppers, tomatoes and...

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Afghanistan + 5 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Rwanda, Burundi, Afghanistan

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Kris Janowski - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 20 September 2002, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva...

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Colombia

Feature: Displaced Colombians reclaim their identity

MEDELLÍN, Colombia (UNHCR) - The bright white vehicle, resembling a large camping car emblazoned with the UNHCR logo, is a startling sight as it lurches up the steep and narrow road winding through...

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DR Congo + 1 more

Local integration - A success story in Lesotho

MASERU, Lesotho (UNHCR) - Refugees are not a big issue in the Southern African kingdom of Lesotho. Not because there are none - the country hosts about 100 refugees - but because they have been...

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Burundi + 1 more

More Burundians arrive in Tanzania; returnee numbers drop

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, September 17 (UNHCR) - More than 1,000 fearful Burundian refugees have fled their tiny central African nation for Tanzania over the last two weeks, sparking fears that the...

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DR Congo + 3 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Rwanda, Uganda

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) RWANDA UNHCR is facing increasing difficulties...

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Uganda + 1 more

Ugandan rebels launch fresh attack on refugee settlement

KAMPALA, Uganda, September 11 (UNHCR) -- For the third time in just over two months, rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) on Monday launched a fresh attack on a refugee settlement in northern...

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Ethiopia + 2 more

Refugee shelters in Yemen damaged during heavy rains

AL KHARAZ, Yemen, September 11 (UNHCR) - Heavy windstorms and unusually strong downpours have drenched Al Kharaz refugee camp in southern Yemen, seriously damaging hundreds of shelters and leaving...

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