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SHS workers help a new arrival who is too weak to drink from […]

Yemeni humanitarian aid group wins 2011 Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 30 Sep 2011

The founder and staff of the Society for Humanitarian Solidarity (SHS), a humanitarian organization in Yemen, has won the 2011 Nansen Refugee Award for their work in aiding and rescuing refugees and migrants who make the dangerous sea journey across the Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa. View a slideshow […]
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A spontaneous camp for internally displaced people is seen from […]

Dollow: Help inside Somalia

Added: 26 Sep 2011

Dollow is a dusty Somali border town with a bridge, 3 km from the Dollo Ado refugee camps across the river in Ethiopia. But many of Dollow's most recent inhabitants are internally displaced people (IDPs) who have no intention of crossing the bridge - constructed with UNHCR's help over 20 years ago - […]
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Flooding has hindered transportation in the region, which makes […]

Helping Flood Victims in Pakistan

Added: 21 Sep 2011

UNHCR teams are distributing tents and other emergency aid to families displaced by severe flooding in Pakistan. More than five million people have been affected by this year's floods and government estimates put the number of families in urgent need of emergency shelter at over 200,000. In southern […]
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The son of a Tamil tea picker attends class at a school on a […]
©UNHCR / G.Amarasinghe / May 2007

Statelessness in Sri Lanka: Hill Tamils

Added: 19 Sep 2011

Most of the people working on the hundreds of tea plantations that dot Sri Lanka's picturesque hill country are descended from ethnic Tamils brought from India between 1820 and 1840 when the island was under British colonial rule. Although these people, known as "Hill Tamils," have been making an invaluable […]
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One of a group of 38 newly-arrived refugees and migrants on a […]
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2011 Yemen: Risking All for a Better Future

Added: 13 Sep 2011

Plagued by violence, drought and poverty, thousands of people in the Horn of Africa leave their homes out of desperation every year. Seeking safety or a better life, these civilians - mainly Somalis and Ethiopians - make the dangerous journey through Somalia to the northern port of Bossaso. Once there, […]
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