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Internally displaced Afghans and returning refugees work together […]
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Zalmaï. Panoramic photo gallery

Added: 23 Nov 2005

See Afghanistan through the eyes of a returning refugee as Afghan photographer Zalmaï revisits his homeland after more than 20 years in exile. "My project tries to capture the determination and the courage of a people that has rarely known peace, their optimism against all odds, and their […]
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The Nansen Refugee Award 2005 winner
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The Nansen Refugee Award 2005

Added: 23 Nov 2005

Burundian humanitarian worker Maggy Barankitse received the 2005 Nansen Refugee Award for her tireless work on behalf of children affected by war, poverty and disease. The Nansen medal was presented at a grand ceremony in Brussels by H.R.H. Princess Mathilde of Belgium and UN Deputy High Commissioner […]
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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie detonates mines during […]
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Angelina Jolie

Added: 23 Nov 2005

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During the 'Day of Documentation' in Ciudad Bolivar, UNHCR's […]

Colombia: Assisting the Internally Displaced

Added: 23 Nov 2005

Colombia is the worst humanitarian crisis in the western hemisphere. More than two million people have been internally displaced during the conflict, including 200,000 persons in 2002 alone. Tens of thousands of other Colombians have sought refuge abroad. UNHCR provides legal assistance to these internally […]
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Destruction in Gurunagar, near Jaffna town, where most of the […]

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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