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Iraq

UNHCR's operation in Iraq update 22 Oct 2003

Background At the end of September the High Commissioner reported to the Secretary General that lack of security was severely restricting UNHCR's capacity to operate effectively in Iraq. Regular...

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Liberia

UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia

These Briefing Notes are issued by Media Relations & Public Information, UNHCR, Geneva. Briefer: Kris Janowski - Media Relations This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at...

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Liberia

UN team finds all is quiet on Liberia's north-western front

VOINJAMA, Liberia, Oct 20 (UNHCR) - An inter-agency UN mission has visited north-western Liberia for the first time in four years and begun drawing up plans for emergency relief in the war-devastated...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Feature: Learning to help other Afghans read and write

MASHAD, Iran, Oct 20 (UNHCR) - Graduation ceremonies are always rather emotional events for students and their families. And for Afghan refugees in Iran graduating from a literacy-training course...

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Chad + 1 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Chad

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 website, www.unhcr.ch, which should...

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Serbia + 1 more

The unseen returns to Kosovo

PRISTINA, Kosovo (UNHCR) - Ismet Ramadani just got married, but no honeymoon has been planned. He is working on a number of horseshoes that have to be finished by tomorrow. It's hot outside the small...

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Somalia

Somalia: Nansen Award winners condemn Tonelli murder

GENEVA - Several prominent winners of UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award have urged international decision-makers to do more to protect humanitarian aid workers. Their call, in an open letter sent Tuesday...

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Sudan + 1 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Sudan/Eritrea

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 website, www.unhcr.ch, which should...

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DR Congo + 1 more

Refugees in Uganda move towards self-reliance

ARUA, Uganda, Oct 13 (UNHCR) - Even though he was a successful farmer back home in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), the last thing Salim Saliman expected to find as a refugee in...

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Afghanistan + 1 more

Iris testing of returning Afghans passes 200,000 mark

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct 10 (UNHCR) - More than 200,000 Afghans seeking repatriation assistance have been checked by a state-of-the-art iris recognition system since UNHCR introduced the technology a...

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DR Congo + 1 more

UNHCR concerned about harassment at Congolese camp in Angola

LUANDA, Angola, Oct 10 (UNHCR) - A recent spate of harassment at a refugee camp near the Angolan capital has prompted the UN refugee agency to appeal for the authorities to guarantee the safety of...

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Colombia

Colombia must do more to help IDPs in capital, says new study

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, Oct 9 (UNHCR) - The number of people fleeing violence to the Colombian capital, Bogotá, has skyrocketed in recent years, but there is still a lack of assistance to integrate in the...

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Chad + 1 more

UNHCR still working to move refugees from Chad-Sudan border

N'DJAMENA, Chad, Oct 9 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency is stepping up efforts to identify suitable locations to transfer more than 65,000 Sudanese refugees living along the Chad-Sudan border amid...

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