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Refugees cook a meal in Dadaab camp.
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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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Strings of Libya's new flag flutter from a mosque in Tripoli […]

Displacement Challenges for Libya

Added: 19 Mar 2012

Libya endured severe upheaval in 2011 and the next government faces major challenges moving the country forward after four decades of Muammar Gaddafi's rigid rule. One task will be addressing and resolving the issue of tens of thousands of internally displaced people. Some are waiting for their homes […]
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A Malian refugee woman in Mangaizé, northern Niger, anxiously […]

Malian refugees flee for safety to Niger

Added: 01 Mar 2012

Thousands of Malian families have arrived in Niger since mid-January, fleeing fighting between a rebel Tuareg movement and Malian government forces in northern Mali. Refugees are living in makeshift settlements along the border, exposed to the sun and wind by day, and cold at night. UNHCR has started […]
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A little girl in the transit camp at Kimpese in western Democratic […]

UNHCR resumes return operation for 43,000 Angolans in DR Congo

Added: 22 Nov 2011

The UN refugee agency has resumed a voluntary repatriation programme for Angolan refugees living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Some 43,000 Angolans have said they want to go back home under a project that was suspended four years ago for various reasons. A first group of 252 Angolan […]
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Women and children crowd into a truck that will take them to […]

UNHCR providing shelter to Pakistan flood victims

Added: 07 Oct 2011

The UN refugee agency is stepping up its efforts to distribute tents and other emergency supplies to families left homeless by severe flooding that hit parts of southern Pakistan in 2011. By early October, some 7,000 family tents had been provided to a national aid organization that is constructing small […]
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