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Afghanistan + 1 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Afghanistan, Colombia

1) AFGHANISTAN Of the 250,000 Afghan refugees who have gone back from Pakistan this year, more than half have undergone a pioneering iris recognition test at one of our three verification centres...

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Sudan

Sudanese refugees mull over peace talks at home

KYANGWALI SETTLEMENT, Uganda, August 8 (UNHCR) - The news that peace talks on the future of Sudan are scheduled to resume on Sunday (August 10) has been met with a big yawn by some of the people...

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Liberia + 2 more

UNHCR briefing notes: Liberia, Iraq, Georgia

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

Liberia: UNHCR prepares to return to Monrovia

MONROVIA, Liberia, August 5 (UNHCR) - As the first international peacekeeping troops arrive in Liberia, UNHCR and other aid agencies have been getting ready to resume assistance to hundreds of...

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Somalia

Somalia: Take a punt on Puntland, urge Somali returnees

GALKAYO, Somalia (UNHCR) - Carpenter Mohammad Gas Dunkal received a gift when he returned to his homeland of Somalia in 1995, after four years as a refugee in Kenya: the UN refugee agency gave him...

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Iraq

UNHCR stockpiles aid for returning Iraqi refugees

BASRA, Iraq, July 31 (UNHCR) - Truckloads of relief supplies destined for returning refugees arrived in southern Iraq today as aid workers from the UN refugee agency prepared to receive more...

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Iraq

UNHCR's Operation in Iraq: Donor Update 30 Jul 2003

Background Many Iraqis are keen to return to their homeland. In response, UNHCR is embarking on a gradual and carefully managed repatriation operation, under which groups of refugees are expected to...

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Iraq

UNHCR mobilizes aid for internal returnees in Northern Iraq

DOHUK, Iraq - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has mobilized assistance for internally displaced Iraqi Kurds who have gone back spontaneously to their original villages in the Dohuk...

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Iraq

First Iraqi refugees arrive back in southern Iraq

BASRA, Iraq, July 30 (UNHCR) - More than 240 Iraqi refugees returned home today to scenes of great jubilation after a historic journey marking the start of voluntary returns to Iraq in the...

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Afghanistan + 2 more

More than 300,000 Afghan refugees return with aid

GENEVA, July 29 (UNHCR) - More than 300,000 Afghan refugees have returned home this year with support from the UN refugee agency, a spokesman said Tuesday. Including spontaneous returns from Iran,...

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Iraq + 1 more

Iraqi refugees return from Saudi Arabia

GENEVA - The first convoy of refugees returning to Iraq since the fall of the previous government left Saudi Arabia's Rafha camp this evening with more than 240 refugees headed for the southern Iraqi...

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Liberia + 1 more

Liberian rebels overrun another Monrovia camp

MONROVIA, Liberia, July 29 (UNHCR) - Rebel fighting has spread to another camp in Monrovia, dispersing thousands of Sierra Leonean refugees, some of whom had been set for evacuation from the...

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