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More than 1.4 million internally displaced Ugandans head home since 200624 Jul 2009
Since relative peace returned to northern Uganda in 2006 after more than two decades of conflict, some 80 percent of the more than 1.8 people in camps for the internally displaced have returned home.
Integration systems in Central Europe at breaking point24 Jul 2009
Louis* works a 14-hour day in his small fast-food shop in Budapest, but the Iraqi refugee is still struggling to feed his family and pay his rent. Many others like him are also having a hard time in Central European countries, where integration systems are either non-existent or poorly developed.
UNHCR OUTRAGED AT SHOOTING OF STAFF WORKER IN PAKISTAN17 Jul 2009
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antˆunio Guterres, voiced his outrage at the shooting death of a UNHCR staff member at a camp outside the northwest Pakistani town of Peshawar today.
Governments should do more to include the uprooted in their HIV/AIDS strategies14 Jul 2009
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has said more must be done to ensure governments include refugees and internally displaced people (IDP) in their national strategies for dealing with HIV/AIDS.
Resettlement of Myanmar refugees from Thailand camps hits 50,000 mark14 Jul 2009
With a look of apprehension on his face, a traditional woven pink bag slung over his shoulder and his wife and baby daughter at his side, a young school teacher today became the 50,000th refugee from Myanmar to be resettled from Thailand under the largest resettlement programme in the world.
UNHCR striving for a sporting chance for urban refugees in China14 Jul 2009
By Zhang Rong, Song Jing, UNHCR Regional Representation in China
UNHCR sees education as fundamental for South Sudan reintegration7 Jul 2009
Providing education as fundamental for South Sudan reintegrationchildren with access to education has always been a priority for the UN refugee agency, and in South Sudan UNHCR has been making a difference by ensuring schooling for hundreds of young returnees.
World Refugee Day: Your understanding and support make a difference30 Jun 2009
With “Real People, Real Needs,” as this year’s global theme for the World Refugee Day, UNHCR and its partners, including donors, non-governmental organizations, volunteers and journalists have taken part in a wide range of activities all week long in Hong Kong, from 19 to 26 June.
Newly displaced Pakistani civilians report grim conditions in Swat Valley4 Jun 2009
For nearly a month, they’ve sheltered in basements eking out a living on spinach and naan bread. They have watched as shells destroyed their homes or those of their neighbours.
UNHCR steps up aid for desperate Pakistani civilians1 Jun 2009
Abdulla, 45, is prematurely grey. He begins to cry as he unpacks a package of food and other relief supplies that he and his wife have just picked up from a “humanitarian hub” set up by UNHCR and other agencies to provide assistance to the hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis fleeing the bombs and mortar fire in the north-west.