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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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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Adel Imam appreciating the works of […]
©UNHCR/A.Ismail

Adel Imam

Added: 23 Nov 2005


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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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