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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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A woman carries her belongings and some sugar cane as she flees […]

Displaced by Fresh Fighting in North Kivu

Added: 01 Jun 2012

Waves of fighting in eastern Democratic of the Republic since late April have displaced tens of thousands of people. Many have become internally displaced within the province, while others have fled to south-west Uganda's Kisoro district or to Rwanda via the Goma-Gisenyi crossing. The stop-start clashes […]
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Afghan refugee Zahra Niazi fills a kettle in her house in Rafsanjan […]

Afghan Refugees in Iran

Added: 29 May 2012

At a recent conference in Geneva, the international community endorsed a "solutions strategy" for millions of Afghan refugees and those returning to Afghanistan after years in exile. The plan, drawn up between Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and UNHCR, aims to support repatriation, sustainable reintegration […]
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Blankets provide this man with a bit of privacy in an Aden classroom. […]

Shelter for the Displaced in Yemen

Added: 15 May 2012

The port city of Aden in southern Yemen has long been a destination for refugees, asylum-seekers and economic migrants after making the dangerous sea crossing from the Horn of Africa. Since May 2011, Aden also has been providing shelter to tens of thousands of Yemenis fleeing fighting between government […]
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After crossing into Rwanda, the new arrivals are transported […]

Congolese Refugees flee to Rwanda

Added: 09 May 2012

In the first ten days of May 2012, more than 6,500 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo crossed into Rwanda, fleeing fighting between the Congolese army and renegade soldiers. UNHCR and its UN partners worked with the Rwandan government to provide the refugees with humanitarian assistance […]
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