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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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A Sudanese refugee boy with a makeshift toy truck he has built […]

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 […]

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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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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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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