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Social Volunteer Foundation (SVF) is a Kabul-based NGO that was […]

Afghan Street Children Turn from Beggars to Beauticians

Added: 12 Nov 2008

A UNHCR-funded project in Kabul, Afghanistan, is helping to keep returnee children off the streets by teaching them to read and write, give them room to play and offer vocational training in useful skills such as tailoring, flower making, and hairstyling. Every day, Afghan children ply the streets […]
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A UNHCR convoy carrying 33 tonnes of various aid items, including […]
©UNHCR/P.Taggart, November 2008

UNHCR/Partners Bring Aid to North Kivu

Added: 06 Nov 2008

As a massive food distribution gets underway in six UNHCR-run camps for tens of thousands of internally displaced Congolese in North Kivu, the UN refugee agency continues to hand out desperately needed shelter and household items. A four-truck UNHCR convoy carrying 33 tonnes of various aid […]
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Skills like bee-keeping empower vulnerable Afghan returnee women […]
©UNHCR/R. Arnold, September 2008

Afghanistan: The Reality of Return

Added: 18 Sep 2008

The UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme join forces to improve the lives of Afghan returnees in the east of the country After more than two decades of war, Afghanistan faces enormous recovery needs. The rugged, landlocked nation remains one of the poorest in the world, with more […]
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An UNMACC-SL team puts on protective gear before they begin looking […]
©UNHCR/P.Taggart, August 2008

2008 Nansen Refugee Award

Added: 15 Sep 2008

The UN refugee agency has named the British coordinator of a UN-run mine clearance programme in southern Lebanon and his civilian staff, including almost 1,000 Lebanese mine clearers, as the winners of the 2008 Nansen Refugee Award. Christopher Clark, a former officer with the British armed forces, […]
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Tens of thousands of people are living in precarious conditions […]
©UNHCR/Y. Mechatov, August 2008

Displacement in Georgia

Added: 15 Aug 2008

Tens of thousands of civilians are living in precarious conditions, having been driven from their homes by the crisis in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia. On the morning of August 12, the first UNHCR-chartered plane carrying emergency aid arrived in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the first […]
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