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Number of displaced Ukrainians above half million

Wednesday 3, September 2014 GENEVA, September 2 (UNHCR) – Fighting in eastern Ukraine, in particular around Donetsk, Luhansk and neighbouring towns, is driving more people from their homes and increasing the need for humanitarian aid. The conflict has...

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For Chechens, Poland is not west enough

Monday 5, December 2005 WARSAW, December 5 (UNHCR) – Shema drags her teenage daughter down the stairs together with the wheelchair. They live on the second floor of a reception centre for asylum seekers in Poland. There is no lift, so the tiny, grey-haired lady...

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