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More than 180,000 refugees have fled

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 […]

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 […]

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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In Smarra refugee camp near Tindouf in Algeria, El Ghalia weeps, […]

Western Sahara Family Visits

Added: 23 Nov 2005

Emotions are running high in the Sahara desert as families split for nearly three decades by conflict over sovereignty of the Western Sahara Territory are being briefly reunited by a UNHCR family visit scheme. Living in five windswept and isolated camps around Tindouf in south-western Algeria for the […]
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Some of the remains of a burned-out village in western Sudan's […]
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Destruction and Displacement in Darfur, Sudan

Added: 23 Nov 2005

An estimated one million people have been displaced within Sudan's western region of Darfur by fighting that erupted in early 2003. Militia have reportedly killed and raped villagers and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in Darfur. Many of the displaced people are living in squalid, makeshift […]
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