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Afghanistan + 4 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia, 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) Liberia A new outbreak of fighting in Liberia's...

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Eritrea + 2 more

Background note on Eritrean refugees in Sudan

The exodus UNHCR has been caring for Eritrean refugees in Sudan longer than for any other large group of exiles, with the first camp for present-day Eritreans opened by the agency in eastern Sudan in...

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Eritrea + 1 more

Repatriation from Sudan picks up after Ramadan

UNHCR and the Eritrean Relief and Refugee Commission have reported a sharp rise in the number of refugee returns to Eritrea immediately following the end of Ramadan. In the single largest voluntary...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

UNHCR briefing notes: 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) Afghanistan More than 3,000 Afghans daily are...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

UNHCR Afghanistan humanitarian update No. 51

At a Glance: Interim Afghan authority reviews repatriation plan First phase of Shomali return ends Returns continue Jalozai nearly emptied Chaman update In a daylong meeting with senior UNHCR staff...

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Afghanistan + 4 more

UNHCR briefing notes: DR Congo/Goma volcano, Afghanistan

Kris Jaowski - 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) Goma/volcano UNHCR in the western Tanzania town...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

UNHCR Afghanistan humanitarian update No. 50

At a Glance: Field teams evaluate needs in northern Afghanistan Eastern Afghanistan remains tense Focus on Herat Activities resume in Kandahar Refugee relocations continue in Pakistan In northern...

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Russia

Lubbers calls for political solution to conflict in Chechnya

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (UNHCR) - The conflict in the war-torn Russian republic of Chechnya should be resolved through political means, High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers said during a visit to camps for...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

UNHCR Afghanistan humanitarian update No. 49

At a Glance: Over 35,000 Afghans repatriate in last two weeks Stranded refugees finally begin moving UNHCR returns to Kandahar UNHCR to open new camp in Pakistan Serious displacement in central...

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Burundi + 2 more

UNHCR agrees to facilitate return of Burundi refugees

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, Jan.16 (UNHCR) - The U.N. refugee agency agreed Wednesday to facilitate the voluntary return of some 345,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania, but said it was not encouraging...

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