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During the 'Day of Documentation' in Ciudad Bolivar, UNHCR's […]
©UNHCR/P.Smith

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 […]
©UNHCR/H.Caux

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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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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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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Some of the remains of a burned-out village in western Sudan's […]
©UNHCR/K.McKinsey, July 2004

Destruction and Displacement in Darfur, Sudan

Added: 23 Nov 2005

An estimated one million people have been displaced within Sudan's western region of Darfur by fighting that erupted in early 2003. Militia have reportedly killed and raped villagers and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes in Darfur. Many of the displaced people are living in squalid, makeshift […]
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