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A view across Rwamwanja settlement, which includes more than […]

Congolese in Uganda: from flight to settlement

Added: 24 Jan 2013

After three years of relative peace, waves of combat erupted again in Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province in April 2012, causing major population displacement. Fighting in North Kivu's Rutshuru territory between government forces and rebel fighters from the M23 movement caused tens […]
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New government-built shelters in the Ohn Taw Gyi site for internally […]

Myanmar IDPs pick up the pieces in Rakhine state

Added: 10 Jan 2013

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across Myanmar's Rakhine state, where some 115,000 people are desperately in need of aid after being displaced during two waves of inter-communal violence in June and October 2012. The displaced, most of them ethnic Rohingya, have sought shelter in temporary relief […]
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Kiziba camp was established on a hilltop. It looks like a regular […]

Keeping Busy in Rwanda's Kiziba Camp

Added: 07 Jan 2013

Rwanda's Kiziba Camp was opened in December 1996, after the start of civil war in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The facility was constructed to help cope with the influx of tens of thousands of Congolese refugees at that time. Some of the refugees have since returned to their homes […]
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DIVINA. Mtabila Departure Centre, Tanzania. Divina is 15 years […]
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A fresh start; Burundian former refugees begin a new chapter in their lives

Added: 28 Dec 2012

Since the end of October more than 26,000 Burundian former refugees have been assisted by UNHCR and its partners to return home from the Mtabila camp in northwest Tanzania. The operation is organized with the Government of Tanzania to help some 35,500 Burundian former refugees go back to Burundi by the […]
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These Congolese civilians arrived at the Nyakabande Transit Centre […]

Nyakabande: A haven in Uganda from the storm in North Kivu

Added: 24 Dec 2012

The Nyakabande Transit Centre in southern Uganda was reopened by UNHCR and the Ugandan government in February 2012 to cope with a growing number of Congolese civilians crossing the border to escape general lawlessness in Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) North Kivu province. Initially designed […]
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