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Men and women from the Sallum camp wait to meet the doctor. A […]
©UNHCR/L. Dobbs

On the Border: Stuck in Sallum

Added: 05 Apr 2012

After violence erupted in Libya in February last year, tens of thousands of people began streaming into Egypt at the Sallum border crossing. Most were Egyptian workers, but almost 40,000 third country nationals also turned up at the border and had to wait until they could be repatriated. Today, with […]
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A lone dog trots through an abandoned village near Dungu. The […]
©UNHCR/M.Hofer

Uprooted by the Lord's Resistance Army

Added: 04 Apr 2012

Renewed attacks this year by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in north-east Democratic Republic of the Congo have led to the forced displacement of thousands of civilians. At least 33 villages have been attacked since January by the Ugandan rebel group, including 13 in March alone. More than 4,230 […]
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In Brasília, a UNHCR staff  member talks to refugees about their […]
©ACNUR/Brazil

Assessing Refugee Needs in Brazil

Added: 03 Apr 2012

UNHCR staff have been visiting and talking to urban refugees around Brazil to assess their protection needs of refugees and other people of concern. The refugee agency, working with local partners, carries out a three-week Participatory Assessment every year. UNHCR uses an age, gender and diversity approach […]
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Men wait to register their families at Jalozai camp in north-west […]
©UNHCR/T.Irwin

UNHCR helps tens of thousands in north-west Pakistan

Added: 02 Apr 2012

In north-west Pakistan, UNHCR is working with the government and other UN agencies to assist tens of thousands of people who have left their homes due to a security operation against insurgent groups. Since the military push began in January, more than one hundred thousand residents of the Khyber Agency, […]
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Refugees cook a meal in Dadaab camp.
©Luca Catalano Gonzaga

Dadaab: World's Biggest Refugee Camp Turns 20

Added: 30 Mar 2012

Last year, 2011, was the 20th anniversary of the world's biggest refugee camp - Dadaab in north-eastern Kenya. The anniversary is a reminder of the suffering of the Somali people, who have been seeking safety and shelter for two decades. UNHCR, which manages the Dadaab complex, set up the first camps […]
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