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Paralyzed by polio, Muktar, a 31-year-old father of five, is […]
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Somalia Emergency: Refugees move into Ifo Extension

Added: 29 Jul 2011

The UN refugee agency has moved 4,700 Somali refugees from the outskirts of Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex into the Ifo Extension site since 25 July 2011. The ongoing relocation movement is transferring 1,500 people a day and the pace will soon increase to 2,500 to 3,000 people per day. The refugees […]
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The prevalence of violence and disease in Somalia means that […]
©UNHCR/R.Gangale

Galkayo: Vulnerable in a volatile land

Added: 28 Jun 2011

Galkayo, located in Somalia's Puntland region, is home to more than 60,000 displaced people who fled war-torn south-central Somalia and harsh drought conditions in many parts of the country. The displaced people are scattered around 21 makeshift settlements in Galkayo. Multiple families often share […]
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Hawa, 28, and her four-month-old son, Yusuf, in their shelter […]
©UNHCR/R.Gangale

Bossaso: Life on the edge

Added: 22 Jun 2011

The port of Bossasso, located in Somalia's northern Puntland region, is the main departure point for the tens of thousands of asylum-seekers and migrants who risk their lives in crossing the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen. In addition to those using Bossaso as a transit point, some 50,000 Somalis have […]
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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie, talks with detainees […]
©UNHCR / J. Tanner

Angelina Jolie meets boat people in Malta, Lampedusa

Added: 19 Jun 2011

Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie joined UNHCR chief António Guterres on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where they met with boat people who have fled unrest in North Africa. More than 40,000 people, including refugees and asylum-seekers, have crossed the Mediterranean on overcrowded boats and descended […]
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Civilians walk along Tripoli Street in Misrata. The opposition-controlled […]
©UNHCR/H.Caux/June 1, 2011

Displacement in Libya: Misrata, Benghazi and Tobruk

Added: 07 Jun 2011

Thousands of people still remain displaced in eastern Libya as a result of the conflict that erupted in mid-February between government and opposition forces. Most are staying with host families, in empty buildings or schools. Other people of concern to UNHCR, such as refugees and asylum-seekers, have […]
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