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These rows of homes in Kigeme are built on terraces dug out of […]
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Kigeme: A home carved from the hills for Congolese refugees

Added: 06 Dec 2012

The Kigeme refugee camp in Rwanda's Southern province was reopened in June 2012 after thousands of Congolese civilians started fleeing across the border when fighting erupted in late April between Democratic Republic of the Congo government forces and fighters of the rebel M23 movement. Built on terraced […]
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A view of some of the shelters at Mugunga III under a dramatic […]
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Uncertain future for displaced family in eastern Congo camp

Added: 27 Nov 2012

Barely six months after heavy fighting erupted in late April in eastern Congo's North Kivu province, the rebel M23 movement of army defectors captured the provincial capital of Goma from government forces. The rebel advance caused tens of thousands to flee their homes, adding to the more than 220,000 […]
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In 1988, Hendricks called attention to the tens of thousands […]
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Barbara Hendricks marks 25 years with UNHCR

Added: 31 Oct 2012

Acclaimed soprano Barbara Hendricks has spent a quarter-of-a-century helping UNHCR to spread awareness about refugees and lobbying on their behalf with politicians and governments. She was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 1987 and, in 2002, was appointed Honorary Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador in recognition […]
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Two young Malian children stand outside the hybrid shelter that […]
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Malian refugees in Niger struggle to rebuild their lives

Added: 30 Oct 2012

Some 60,000 Malian civilians have found refuge in Niger this year, fleeing fighting in northern Mali as well as political instability in the whole country. Most are hosted in three official camps - Tabareybarey, Mangaize and Abala. A significant number are living in spontaneous settlements. All are located […]
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Oumi remains saddened by her husband's death. She was forced […]
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Widow Oumi starts a new life in South Sudan camp

Added: 24 Oct 2012

Oumi arrived in Yusuf Batil refugee camp, in South Sudan, after three months on the run. Along the way she gave birth to a son, lost her husband to illness and guided her four children safely across the border from Sudan. The family reared goats, sheep and cattle in their home in Sudan's Blue Nile state […]
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