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Emergency in Timor-Leste pt.5: The Emergency Operation Reaches Out

Added: 11 Jul 2006

In mid-June UNHCR extended its emergency relief operation in Timor-Leste to include tens of thousands of people who fled violence in the capital Dili for districts in the countryside. An estimated 79,000 displaced people are in outlying districts with some 72,000 displaced in Dili. The UN refugee agency […]
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Until recently, this part of the Salween River, near the Thai […]
© UNHCR/J.Redfern

Refugees from Myanmar: Ethnic Karens Seek Shelter

Added: 10 Jul 2006

Over 2,000 refugees from Myanmar have crossed the border into Thailand in recent months. Most claim to be fleeing renewed conflict and human rights abuses in Kayin state, Myanmar. The mainly ethnic Karen refugees say their houses and villages have been burned and civilians killed. Many were weak upon […]
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The first flight of UNHCR's humanitarian airlift landed in Dili […]
© UNHCR/S.Martins

Emergency in Timor-Leste pt.1: Recent Violence

Added: 07 Jul 2006

June 2006 Recent violence in Timor-Leste has displaced about 100,000 people, with 65,000 sheltering in 40 squalid encampments in the capital, Dili, and a further 35,000 taking refuge in the countryside. A UNHCR assessment team visited the makeshift camps in Dili end May and reported the most critical […]
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A UNHCR staff member walks through a newly prepared IDP camp […]

Emergency in Timor-Leste pt.4: UNHCR Sets Up Camps

Added: 16 Jun 2006

With the first wave of UNHCR's air and sea operation to rush relief supplies to Timor-Leste completed, the focus is now on improving the living conditions of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) living in crowded, unsanitary makeshift camps around Dili. Many of the 69,000 displaced in Dili […]
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The remote border villages of Darién are accessible only by […]
© UNHCR/B.Heger

Panama's Hidden Refugees

Added: 14 Jun 2006

Colombia's armed conflict has forced millions of people to flee their homes, including hundreds of thousands who have sought refuge in other countries in the region. Along the border with Colombia, Panama's Darien region is a thick and inhospitable jungle accessible only by boat. Yet many Colombians […]
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