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Liberia

Hundreds move out of UNHCR compound in Monrovia

MONROVIA, Liberia, August 25 (UNHCR) -- More than 400 refugees have voluntarily moved out of crowded conditions at the UN refugee agency office in Monrovia - opting either for repatriation to Sierra...

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Angola

Lubbers hails returns to Angola; urges more reconstruction

CAZOMBO, Angola, August 25 (UNHCR) - UN refugee agency chief Ruud Lubbers has ended his mission to Africa by hailing the achievements of the Angolan repatriation programme while making a strong...

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Liberia + 1 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia - First airlift expected tomorrow

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 22 August 2003, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The...

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Angola

Rehabilitate more areas for Angola's returnees, urges Lubbers

LUANDA, Angola, August 22 (UNHCR) - UN refugee agency chief Ruud Lubbers today urged the Angolan government to prioritise the rehabilitation of war-torn areas so that more refugees can return home to...

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DR Congo

Lubbers discusses Congolese returns with President Kabila

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 21 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers is cutting short his 10-day mission to Africa, but not before holding an important...

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UNHCR visits displaced people beyond Liberian capital

MONROVIA, Liberia, August 21 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has ventured beyond Monrovia for a clearer picture of displacement and humanitarian needs in areas outside the Liberian capital. On...

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Angola + 4 more

Lubbers starts mission to Africa's Great Lakes region and Angola

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, August 20 (UNHCR) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers arrived today in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...

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Liberia + 1 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Iraq, Liberia

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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Iraq

UNHCR helps Iraqi Arab Returnees

ERBIL, Iraq - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is helping improve water and medical services in villages where displaced Arabs have returned under a program to stabilize returnee...

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Afghanistan

UNHCR Afghanistan humanitarian update No. 68

More than 2.3 million returnees since 2001 Some 390,000 Afghans have returned home so far this year -- including more than 55,000 who repatriated spontaneously from Iran. With several more months...

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Liberia

Liberia: Mood in Monrovia "more relaxed"; UNHCR back in action

MONROVIA, Liberia, August 13 (UNHCR) - The mood in the Liberian capital of Monrovia appeared more relaxed today amid encouraging signs that the worst may be over. The humanitarian situation, however,...

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Angola + 3 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Angola, West Africa, Iraq, Balkans

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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Liberia

UNHCR makes gradual return to Liberia this week

MONROVIA, Liberia, August 11 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency has gradually returned to Liberia to resume assistance to hundreds of thousands of displaced people who have been cut off from...

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