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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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Many indigenous territories are located in remote locations, […]
©UNHCR/MH Verney

Indigenous people in Colombia

Added: 08 Aug 2008

There are about a million indigenous people in Colombia. They belong to 80 different groups and make up one of the world's most diverse indigenous heritages. But the internal armed conflict is taking its toll on them. Like many Colombians, indigenous people often have no choice but to flee their lands […]
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Uganda: A Sudanese mother registers to return home.
©UNHCR/E.Denholm, December 2007

South Sudan: The Long Trip Home

Added: 16 Jun 2008

When the peace treaty that ended 21 years of civil war between north and south Sudan was signed in 2005, some 223,000 Sudanese refugees were living in Uganda – the largest group of Sudanese displaced to a neighbouring country. Despite South Sudan's lack of basic infrastructure, such as schools, […]
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