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Nine-year old Khalida with her mother and baby brother in their […]
© UNHCR/H.J.Davies, June 2005

Tsunami Aftermath in Sri Lanka

Added: 06 Dec 2005

Shortly after the tsunami hit Sri Lanka, killing over 30,000 people and displacing nearly 800,000, UNHCR was asked to take a lead role in providing transitional shelter – bridging the gap between emergency tents and the construction of permanent homes. The refugee agency is not normally involved […]
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A British Chinook helicopter takes UNHCR relief items to the […]
©UNHCR/T.Irwin

Pakistan Earthquake: Major push to Bring in Aid before Winter

Added: 24 Nov 2005

With the snow line dropping daily, the race to get relief supplies into remote mountain areas of Pakistani-administered Kashmir intensifies. In a major push to bring aid to the people in the Leepa Valley, heavy-lift Chinook helicopters from the British Royal Air force airlifted in 240 tonnes of UNHCR […]
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More than 180,000 refugees have fled
©UNHCR/H.Caux

Battling the Elements in Chad

Added: 23 Nov 2005

More than 180,000 Sudanese refugees have fled violence in Sudan's Darfur region, crossing the border to the remote desert of eastern Chad. It is one of the most inhospitable environments UNHCR has ever had to work in. Vast distances, extremely poor road conditions, scorching daytime temperatures, sandstorms, […]
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Nasim Khatun, a 55 year old widow who returned to Maungdaw in […]
©UNHCR/C.Schwetz

Returnees in Myanmar

Added: 23 Nov 2005

During the early 1990s, more than 250,000 Rohingya Muslims fled across the border into Bangladesh, citing human rights abuses by Myanmar's military government. In exile, refugees received shelter and assistance in 20 camps in the Cox's Bazaar region of Bangladesh. More than 230,000 of the Rohingya Muslims […]
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A refugee woman with her son in front of the makeshift shelter […]
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Chad: Relocation from the Border to Refugee Camps

Added: 23 Nov 2005

Since fighting broke out in Sudan's western region of Darfur last year, more than 110,000 Sudanese refugees have fled into Chad. They are scattered along a 600-km stretch of desert borderland under a scorching sun during the day and freezing temperatures during the night. Access to these refugees in […]
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