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A Sudanese refugee boy with a makeshift toy truck he has built […]
©UNHCR/J.Clark

Portraits of Darfur's Refugees

Added: 23 Nov 2005

Nearly 200,000 refugees, the majority of them women and children, have fled across the border from Sudan into Chad since the outbreak of conflict in Sudan's Darfur region in March 2003. The refugees have left behind their homes and often loved ones in Darfur, where militias have reportedly killed and […]
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UNHCR's massive emergency airlift has brought in over 2,700 metric […]
©UNHCR/H.Caux

Camp Life in Eastern Chad

Added: 23 Nov 2005

Faced with nearly 200,000 Sudanese refugees from Darfur fleeing into the barren desert of eastern Chad, the UN refugee agency has essentially had to build small villages – including shelter, latrines, water supply and basic services – to accommodate the refugees and help them survive in a […]
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Newly transferred refugees arrive at Kiryondongo.
©UNHCR/S.Mann

Uganda: Sudanese Refugees Flee Rebel Attacks

Added: 23 Nov 2005

On August 5, 2002, some 24,000 Sudanese refugees fled their homes in Achol-Pii camp in northern Uganda after a bloody attack by the Lord's Liberation Army rebel group. More than 60 refugees and many local villagers were killed in the attack. Fearing further violence, displaced refugees trekked overnight […]
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UNHCR trucks gather at Liberia's VOA camp in preparation for […]
©UNHCR/E.Kanelstein

Sierra Leone: Last Return Convoy from Liberia

Added: 23 Nov 2005

On July 21, 2004, the final UNHCR convoy from Liberia crossed over the Mano River bridge into Sierra Leone with 286 returnees. This convoy included the last of some 280,000 refugees returning home after Sierra Leone's brutal 10-year civil war which ended in 2000. Overall, since repatriation began in […]
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The tsunami which roared across the Indian Ocean at up to 800 […]
©UNHCR/M.Sivanesan

Picking Up the Pieces in Sri Lanka

Added: 23 Nov 2005

In an unprecedented response to a natural disaster, the U.N. refugee agency – whose mandate is to protect refugees fleeing violence and persecution – has kicked off a six-month, multi-million dollar emergency relief operation to aid tsunami victims in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Somalia. UNHCR […]
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