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Some 6,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar live in the makeshift […]
© UNHCR/G.M.B.Akash, June 2006

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Added: 27 Nov 2006

In 1991, some 250,000 refugees from Myanmar's Northern Rakhine state fled by boat and on foot to neighbouring Bangladesh, where they were sheltered in 20 camps in the Cox's Bazar district. While the majority of these refugees eventually returned home, some 20,500 people – mostly Rohingya, a Muslim […]
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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Osvaldo Laport is one of Argentina's […]

Osvaldo Laport

Added: 09 Oct 2006

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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador George Dalaras and Afro-American jazz […]
© G.Velissaridis, June 2001

George Dalaras

Added: 02 Oct 2006

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The Hungarian Revolution was triggered by a spontaneous demonstration […]
©MTI Fotó: Bojár Sándor

Hungarian Crisis - 50th Anniversary

Added: 29 Sep 2006

The spontaneous Hungarian uprising began on 23 October 1956. Two weeks later, the revolution was crushed by a Soviet military intervention, and by early 1957, 200,000 people had fled as refugees - 180,000 to Austria and 20,000 to Yugoslavia. Hundreds of volunteers worked alongside international and […]
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A UNHCR convoy carrying emergency tents, mattresses and blankets, […]
© UNHCR/A.Branthwaite

Lebanese Returnees Receive Aid

Added: 29 Aug 2006

UNHCR started distributing emergency relief aid in devastated southern Lebanese villages in the second half of August. Items such as tents, plastic sheeting and blankets are being distributed to the most vulnerable. UNHCR supplies are being taken from stockpiles in Beirut, Sidon and Tyre and continue […]
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