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A family hurries away from the Abobo neighbourhood in search […]

Running for shelter in Côte d'Ivoire

Added: 04 Mar 2011

UNHCR has expressed its mounting concern about civilians trapped in the Abobo district of Cote d'Ivoire's commercial centre, Abidjan, following days of fierce fighting between forces loyal to rival presidential candidates. The situation there remains grim. Many of the 1.5 million inhabitants of Abobo […]
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Several thousand people in the no-man's land between Libya and […]

Crush at the Tunisian border

Added: 02 Mar 2011

At the Tunisia-Libya border, a heaving crush of thousands of people anxious to leave the insecurity of Libya gathered in no-man's land and on the Libyan side of the border on 2 March, 2011. Most were young men, principally migrant workers from Tunisia and Egypt. They were desperate to go home or find […]
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In the first 10 days of the crisis, some 70,000 people in Libya […]

Crisis in Libya

Added: 01 Mar 2011

UNHCR is working with the Tunisian and Egyptian authorities and aid groups to manage the dramatic influx of tens of thousands of people fleeing Libya. By the beginning of March, two weeks after the violence erupted in Libya, more than 140,000 people had fled to the neighbouring countries, while thousands […]
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A small girl waits to board a UNHCR truck that will take her […]

Refugees move to new camp in Liberia

Added: 21 Feb 2011

UNHCR has begun transferring refugees from Côte d'Ivoire to a new refugee camp in the north-eastern Liberian town of Bahn. Over the coming weeks UNHCR hopes to move up to 15,000 refugees into the facility, which has been carved out of the jungle. They are among almost 40,000 civilians from Côte d'Ivoire […]
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A child in front of his family's crude shelter in Kilimani Camp […]
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The crisis in North Kivu continues

Added: 07 Feb 2011

Insecurity in Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu province continues, with more than 500,000 people internally displaced, many for the second or third time. Armed combat, persecution of civilians, killings, abductions, sexual abuse and forced recruitment of children still lead to displacement. […]
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