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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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A refugee washes her clothes in a river.
©UNHCR/N.Behring

Bonga Camp, Ethiopia

Added: 23 Nov 2005

Bonga camp is located in the troubled Gambella region of western Ethiopia. But it remains untouched by the ethnic conflicts that have torn nearby Gambella town and Fugnido camp in the last year. For Bonga's 17,000 Sudanese refugees, life goes on despite rumblings in the region. Refugee children continue […]
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Destruction in Gurunagar, near Jaffna town, where most of the […]
©UNHCR/R.Chalasani

Sri Lanka: IDPs and Returnees

Added: 23 Nov 2005

During Sri Lanka's 20-year civil war more than 1 million people were uprooted from their homes or forced to flee, often repeatedly. Many found shelter in UNHCR-supported Open Relief Centers, in government welfare centers or with relatives and friends. In February 2002, the Sri Lankan government and […]
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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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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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