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UNHCR warns of risks to civilians in Central African Republic as refugee numbers rise

15 March 2013

UNHCR says renewed fighting in Central African Republic is threatening the civilian population and compromising access to refugees and internally displaced people.

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Raising chickens proves best therapy for Congolese widows in Rwanda

10 April 2014

A poultry project intended to provide income for widows helps heal the wounds of one of the worst massacres in Rwanda since the 1994 genocide.

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Congolese refugee triumphs over bizarre persecution to inspire refugee women

03 April 2014

Fleeing death threats from her own family, one Congolese refugee forged a new life in Tanzania to become a refugee leader and inspire others girls and women.

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UNHCR shocked and saddened at drowning of scores of Congolese refugees in Lake Albert

24 March 2014

Based on information UNHCR has received so far from the authorities and refugees, 41 people were rescued and 98 bodies recovered. As many as 250 people may have been aboard the boat.

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International Women's Day: Raped girl's education dreams go up in smoke

07 March 2014

UNHCR puts a priority on spreading awareness about sexual and gender-based violence and at preventing a scourge that affects millions around the world.

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My mother wanted me to take all of my brothers and sisters along with me... But I could only leave with one.

Veronique, 20 [name changed]
refugee at Kigeme camp, Rwanda

If people are walking such long distances to escape, the situation must be quite dire.

Céline Schmitt
UNHCR

If the violence and abuse of civilians continues to rise in the eastern provinces, the number of new IDPs ... may reach as many as 760,000 in the coming months.

Melissa Fleming
UNHCR

Many thousands of people are without protection and help. And now people in need are appearing in neighbouring countries too.

António Guterres
High Commissioner for Refugees

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