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Damba camp, where most of the refugees are Tuaregs from Gossi, […]

Harsh life for Malian refugees in Burkina Faso

Added: 19 Jul 2012

Some 3,900 Malian refugees are living in Damba camp in northern Burkina Faso. They left their homes in Gossi and Gao in northern Mali to escape fighting between rebel Tuareg movement and the Malian army as well as threats posed by criminal gangs and Islamist groups. Several families have recently arrived […]
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These refugee children are excited as they prepare to board a […]
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Tanzanian refugees return to Zanzibar

Added: 10 Jul 2012

The UN refugee agency has successfully completed the voluntary repatriation of 38 Tanzanian refugees from Zanzibar who had been residing in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu, for more than a decade. The group, comprising 12 families, was flown on two special UNHCR-chartered flights from Mogadishu to Zanzibar […]
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Barbara Hendricks meets Malian woman and girls in Damba camp, […]

Barbara Hendricks visits Malian refugees in Burkina Faso

Added: 09 Jul 2012

UNHCR Honorary Lifetime Goodwill Ambassador Barbara Hendricks met with Malian refugees in Damba Camp on July 6, 2012, in northern Burkina Faso. The acclaimed soprano is using the visit to highlight the plight of tens of thousands of refugees who have fled from conflict in their country this year and […]
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A peaceful protest in the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, over […]

Statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Added: 03 Jul 2012

In the Dominican Republic, UNHCR runs programmes that benefit refugees and asylum-seekers from Haiti as well as migrants and members of their family born in the country, some of whom could be stateless or at risk of becoming stateless. Many live in bateyes, which are destitute communities on once thriving […]
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Tents in the Ifo camp extension of Dadaab refugee complex, which […]

2011 Global Trends

Added: 18 Jun 2012

UNHCR's annual Global Trends report shows 2011 to have been a record year for forced displacement across borders, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000. Of the 4.3 million people newly displaced in 2011, 800,000 actually left their countries and thus became refugees. Worldwide, […]
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